the human arts movement

Creatures at the Adelaide Dance Festival by alison currie

Adelaide now has a dance festival and The Human Arts Movement and I will be presenting a new interpretation of 'Creatures' in response to Aldo Iacobelli's exhibition 'A Conversation with Jheronimus' currently viewable at the Samstag Museum of Art. By remaking 'Creatures' in response the the exhibition it is in conversation with a conversation and you can also join us after the performance for another conversation - between the artists. 

Image credit  Sam Roberts

Image credit Sam Roberts

The performance takes place 5:30pm Wednesday 11th July at the Samstag Museum of Art bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/alison-currie-creatures-tickets-45881988262

2018 by alison currie

2018 has already been a big year! 

City of Adelaide performance of 'Creatures'  created with The Human Arts Movement in January 

Image Credit Sam Roberts

Image Credit Sam Roberts

and more development of  'Concrete Impermanence' in the studio at Restless Dance Theatre and online, on the phone, in the lounge room, in my mind. So much still to do. Look out for the premier https://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/events/concrete-impermanence/ in May 2018!! 

Rehearsals with Lewis Rankin, Carlie Angel and Stephen Sheehan

Rehearsals with Lewis Rankin, Carlie Angel and Stephen Sheehan

Creatures with The Human Arts Movement by alison currie

The Human Arts Movement is an Adelaide-based contemporary dance training and performance collective. I have been working with them throughout the month of September with the following dancers as seen in the image below: Cazna Brass, Rita Bush, Cayleigh Davies, Petra Szabo, Georgia Timperon, Peter Vayne, Kendal Winton, Greta Wyatt.  

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

Through collaborative task based making, improvisation and taught choreography we have created a short work which will be shown at a work in progress showing on Monday 25th September at Restless Dance Theatre. 

It is rare to work with eight dancers as an independent choreographer in Australia and so all of the ideas I had wanted to explore with a larger group have come up in this process. We began working with patterns and rhythms and with my interest in gradation and the gradual change from one movement to the next.  

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The Human Arts Movement - 'Creatures' rehearsal 

The working title 'Creatures' came in part from attempting to fit in the smallest floor space with the dancers and various creature like images which emerged from that point; cell division, evolution, flocks and packs etc. 

An approach to the composition of particular moments in 'Creatures' was taken from a work 'THE MAIN EVENT' that Solon Ulbrich and I co-directed at Adelaide College of the Arts in 2009. 

This work is supported by The Helpmann Academy and Restless Dance Theatre