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Credits
       
     
About
       
     
Instability
       
     
molo
       
     
Audio Description & Sound
       
     
Visual Representation of Sound
       
     
Concrete Impermanence
       
     
 “The sculptural forms punctuate both space and movement, provoking our imaginations. The successful integration of these multiple elements is a credit to Alison Currie, and all the creative team who assisted in the development and realisation of this performance. The dancers performed an energetic and dynamic experience of contemporary theatre that pushes the boundaries of dance.” Watts, P Broadway World 19 May 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  dancers Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Alison Currie
       
     
 “ Alison Currie ’s premiere contemporary dance work ,   Concrete Impermanence , was intriguing, innovative, edgy and abstract, exploring the fragility of existence and the strength of the human spirit.” Kuljis, C Dance Life Australia 15th August 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  performer Stephen Sheehan
       
     
 “There is intimacy but it is fleeting and falling apart. There is trauma: shaking and nausea under lurid yellow. There is rest but it doesn’t last. Choreographer Alison Currie is masterful, her vision is reflective and does not force itself.” Lowry, G Melbourne Critique 16 August 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  dancer Alison Currie
       
     
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Rehearsal
       
     
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Concrete Impermanence at The Substation
       
     
Concrete Impermanence at The Substation

Concrete Impermanence performed at The Substation, Victoria 15-18 August

This season has a cast of the following: Alison Currie, Harrison Richie-Jones and Stephen Sheehan

Image credit Sam Roberts dancer in image Amrita Hepi

       
     
Concrete Impermanence by Alison Currie

CONCRETE IMPERMANENCE - Alison Currie
At The SUBSTATION 15-18 August 2018
Footage from Adelaide Season featuring Amrita Hepi, Lewis Rankin and Stephen Sheehan.
Sound design Alisdair Macindoe, lighting design Matthew Adey, visual Jason Lam Kaboom Studios, creative assistant Carlie Angel, Objects molo, costume Anny Duff Goods Studios, shoes All Birds
Documentation video Sam Roberts & Tim Standing
Creative Producer Jason Cross - Insite Arts
1.5 min trailer
Supported by Insite Arts, Arts SA, Australia Council for the Arts, Restless Dance Theatre, LWDance Hub, Access2Arts, Adelaide Festival Centre, All Birds.

Credits
       
     
Credits

Choreographer and director: Alison Currie

Choreography in collaboration with the cast and Jessie Oshodi and Carlie Angel

Dancers: Alison Currie, Amrita Hepi, Lewis Rankin, Harrison Ritchie Jones and Stephen Sheehan*alternate casts - 3 performers

Sound: Alisdair Macindoe

Lighting Design: Matthew Adey

Audio Visual: Jason Lam: Kaboom

Costume: Anny Duff Goods Studios, shoes by All Birds

Creative Assistant: Carlie Angel

Creative Producer: Jason Cross

Set consultation: Stephen Hayter

Design consultation: Morag Cook

Technical sound support: Sascha Budimski

Objects: molo

Produced: Insite Arts

Supported by: LWDance Hub, Restless Dance Theatre, Arts SA, Australia Council for the Arts , All Birds , Adelaide Festival Centre , The Substation

*Jessie Oshodi was integral to the development of this performance.

Image credit Sam Roberts

About
       
     
About

'Concrete Impermanence' is a dance work for the stage performed by two dancers an actor and a series of set pieces of various sizes. Image credit Sam Roberts dancer in image Amrita Hepi

Instability
       
     
Instability

Concrete Impermanence talks of something that was stable being suddenly changed and how this can call into question ones entire understanding of the world. It speaks to how natural disaster and personal trauma can physically and physiologically change the world we live in.

Image credit Sam Roberts dancer Amrita Hepi

molo
       
     
molo

Abstract objects are used as a method of demonstrating a change outside ourselves and are created in varying scales to show our connection with the outside world, our impact on it and its impact on us.

Dancers Lewis Rankin, Amrita Hepi and Stephen Sheehan dance among the molo forms during rehearsal in this image by Sam Roberts

Audio Description & Sound
       
     
Audio Description & Sound

'Concrete Impermanence' has a rich and complex electronic sound score by Alisdair Macindoe which overlays the choreography, the stage is also mic'd to pick up the live movement of the dancers and the objects they move with at various points in the performance. The dancers perform with cardboard sculptural forms which are available to touch as part of the tour. Lara Torr from Access2Arts will be describing and we have been working together on developing the script for audio description.

Image credit Sam Roberts dancers Alison Currie and Harrison Ritchie-Jones

Visual Representation of Sound
       
     
Visual Representation of Sound

This performance is designed for deaf and hearing audiences. A screen in the set displays an abstract visual representation of key points in the sound score; this visual changes based on the volume, pitch and tempo of the music.

Jason Lam from Kaboom Studio developed the videos to Alisdair Macindoe’s sound score.

Image credit Sam Roberts dancers Lewis Rankin and Stephen Sheehan

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Concrete Impermanence

Rodeo constructed this image for us from one of Jessie McKinlay photographs from an earlier development of the work with dancer Jessie Oshodi at LWDance Hub.

The world premiere of ‘Concrete Impermanence’ took place in May at the Adelaide Festival Centre with a subsequent performance at The Substation in August 2018.

 “The sculptural forms punctuate both space and movement, provoking our imaginations. The successful integration of these multiple elements is a credit to Alison Currie, and all the creative team who assisted in the development and realisation of this performance. The dancers performed an energetic and dynamic experience of contemporary theatre that pushes the boundaries of dance.” Watts, P Broadway World 19 May 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  dancers Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Alison Currie
       
     

“The sculptural forms punctuate both space and movement, provoking our imaginations. The successful integration of these multiple elements is a credit to Alison Currie, and all the creative team who assisted in the development and realisation of this performance. The dancers performed an energetic and dynamic experience of contemporary theatre that pushes the boundaries of dance.” Watts, P Broadway World 19 May 2018

Image credit Sam Roberts dancers Harrison Ritchie-Jones and Alison Currie

 “ Alison Currie ’s premiere contemporary dance work ,   Concrete Impermanence , was intriguing, innovative, edgy and abstract, exploring the fragility of existence and the strength of the human spirit.” Kuljis, C Dance Life Australia 15th August 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  performer Stephen Sheehan
       
     

Alison Currie’s premiere contemporary dance work, Concrete Impermanence, was intriguing, innovative, edgy and abstract, exploring the fragility of existence and the strength of the human spirit.” Kuljis, C Dance Life Australia 15th August 2018

Image credit Sam Roberts performer Stephen Sheehan

 “There is intimacy but it is fleeting and falling apart. There is trauma: shaking and nausea under lurid yellow. There is rest but it doesn’t last. Choreographer Alison Currie is masterful, her vision is reflective and does not force itself.” Lowry, G Melbourne Critique 16 August 2018  Image credit  Sam Roberts  dancer Alison Currie
       
     

“There is intimacy but it is fleeting and falling apart. There is trauma: shaking and nausea under lurid yellow. There is rest but it doesn’t last. Choreographer Alison Currie is masterful, her vision is reflective and does not force itself.” Lowry, G Melbourne Critique 16 August 2018

Image credit Sam Roberts dancer Alison Currie

Rehearsal
       
     
Rehearsal

Stephen Sheehan and Amrita Hepi waiting inside the molo objects.

Image credit Sam Roberts

Rehearsal
       
     
Rehearsal

Image credit Sam Roberts dancers Amrita Hepi and Stephen Sheehan

Concrete Impermanence - folding
       
     
Concrete Impermanence - folding

Image credit Kel Mocilnik

Rehearsals
       
     
Rehearsals

Rehearsal at Restless Dance Theatre

Image credit Sam Roberts

In development - Concrete Impermanence
       
     
In development - Concrete Impermanence

Image credit Kel Mocilnik

In development - Concrete Impermanence
       
     
In development - Concrete Impermanence

Image credit Kel Mocilnik

For more information please contact

producer Jason Cross jason@insitearts.com.au

or director Alison Currie alisonjcurrie@yahoo.com.au

Concrete Impermanence -towers
       
     
Concrete Impermanence -towers

Image credit Jessie McKinlay

'Concrete Impermanence' will premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre and then tour to The Substation in 2018