Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe

Progress Report

Australian premiere
Presented by Insite Arts and Vitalstatistix

Commissioned through Vitalstatistix’s Incubator program in 2019, Progress Report is a new solo performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts everyday decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths. A hortative manifesto that boldly proclaims wasting waste is a waste, Progress Report exemplifies the imperative need to transform the value of garbage.

Progress Report brings together long-time collaborators, dance makers and multidisciplinary artists Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe, and their mutual interest in the place of objects and subjects in performance.

Through their work they investigate human dependency on and intimacy with objects and how interactions between performer and object can convey tenderness, loneliness and isolation. The upcycled objects in Progress Report become friends, strangers, clothing, and environments, that can instantly be reduced back to packaging or rubbish.

Progress Report features several cubic metres of industrial plastics that have been intercepted midway through their recycling process. The work mirrors a dynamic state of change, reflecting this intercepted process, where objects, performer, text and choreography are in flux.

Sunday 22 August 7pm: The performance will be audio described and sign interpreted. A sensory tour will be available at 6pm. Please email or phone 8447 6211 to let us know if you would like to access these options.

Image: Sam Roberts


This project has been created with the support of Dance Hub SA.

Performance Dates

AUGUST 17-22
7pm (with a 3pm matinee Sat 21)
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide,
Kaurna Yerta

Creative Team

Co-direction, concept and choreography – Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe
Soloists – Alisdair Macindoe / Cazna Brass
Lighting, set and costume design – Meg Wilson
Sound design – Sascha Budimski
Sound design collaborator – Alisdair Macindoe
Creative producer – Jason Cross, Insite Arts
Choreographic development artists – Lewis Rankin and Kialea-Nadine Williams
Industrial foam waste supply and recycling – Cool Foam