concrete impermanence

"Concrete Impermanence is a Slow Burn" by alison currie

Lovely review by Paul Ransom from Dance Informa of our season at Dancehouse during Dance Massive

“What Currie has done with Concrete Impermanence is to channel the inexorable motion of things into the bodies of humans and the fibres of cardboard. All atoms. All in constant flux. All in the process of unbecoming. Yet, in the end, just when you think you’re in a world of quantum gravity, with curved space and all the rest of it, you are returned to the body. To the visceral experience of impermanence.

It’s here that Alisdair Macindoe’s exquisitely textured soundscape makes its mark, switching us from often icy intellectual plains to an almost heartbreaking fragility. Suddenly, it’s not a universe unravelling; it’s love, it’s everything we hold.”

Concrete Impermanence at Dance Massive by alison currie

In just a couple of weeks (17th and 18th March) Concrete Impermanence will be part of Dance Massive!
(Very exciting!!) It was lovely to speak with Paul Ransom from Dance Informa about the work-You can the full article here

'Concrete Impermanence' at The Substation by alison currie

It was an interesting, sometimes painful and ultimately greatly rewarding challenge to perform in 'Concrete Impermanence' at The Substation in Newport, Victoria. Luckily Harrison Ritchie-Jones was brilliant to work with learning Lewis Rankin's role while he is touring with Gravity and Other Myths. It was nice to be on stage with Harrison and Stephen Sheehan and to have Carlie Angel assisting us from the outside. It was a lot of work, but great to know we were able to successfully re-stage it for a different shape and feeling venue. Thanks to Brad Spolding and Rob Sowinski at The Substation for supporting this, Alisdair Macindoe and Matthew Adey for adapting their sound and lighting designs for this space and Andre Vanderwert for operating. It was great to get positive feedback from deaf audience members about Jason Lam's visual representation of sound and wonderful to present work in Naarm / Melbourne for the first time in 10 years! Thank you for the invitation Brad! And the ongoing support of Jason Cross and Insite Arts 
Some images by Sam Roberts and link to a nice review by Grace Lowry below:

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Concrete Impermanence World Premiere by alison currie

A conversation with Christchurch based presenter Adam Hayward in 2012 started my thinking and concept development of Concrete Impermanence. We had our first studio development in 2014 and the past four years have involved working with a talented team of artists each of whom has added to the strength of the project.

Image credit  Sam Roberts

Image credit Sam Roberts

For the past three weeks performers Amrita Hepi, Lewis Rankin and Stephen Sheehan, sound designer Alisdair Macindoe, lighting designer Matt Adey, creative assistant Carlie Angel, producer Jason Cross and I have been in residence at Restless Dance Theatre studios completing the work ready for premiere this week! 

It has been exciting, challenging and rewarding process to complete this work after four years of thinking, writing and working on it! We look forward premiering in Adelaide on the 17th and 18th of May. Another work I Can Relate is currently screening in the Space Theatre Foyer to coincide with the premiere of Concrete Impermanence at the Adelaide Festival Centre

Image credit  Sam Roberts   dancer  Amrita Hepi  objects  molo  

Image credit Sam Roberts  dancer Amrita Hepi objects molo 

Concrete Impermanence by alison currie

It was exciting to see this in print this week! 'Concrete Impermanence' my current choreographic project and next major work is now on sale as part of the 2018 season at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Image credit Rodeo                     Photo Jessie McKinlay                      Dancer Jessie Oshodi

Image credit Rodeo                     Photo Jessie McKinlay                      Dancer Jessie Oshodi

Huge thanks to everyone involved so far. 

Choreographer and director: Alison Currie

Creative Assistant: Carlie Angel

Dancers: Jessie Oshodi, Lewis Rankin and Stephen Sheehan

Creative Producer: Jason Cross

Sound: Alisdair Macindoe

Lighting Design: Matthew Ade

Set consultation: Stephen Hayter

Design consultation: Morag Cook

Technical sound support: Sascha Budimski

Objects: molo

Produced: Insite Arts

Supported by: LWDance Hub, Arts SA, Australia Council for the Arts