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Concrete Impermanence - Alison Currie’s Contemporary Dance Work

BY PBP | 01-Aug-2018
The SUBSTATION presents the Melbourne premiere of Alison Currie's contemporary dance work, Concrete Impermanence @thesubstation_
Following a critically praised opening in Adelaide, The SUBSTATION presents the Melbourne premiere of choreographer and dance artist, Alison Currie’s Concrete Impermanence from 15 – 18 August 2018.

Melding dance and art, her new work is an expression of how the animate and inanimate connect. As the dancers interact with moveable sculptural objects on stage, they unfurl a story that tackles global and personal instability, environmental disaster and personal trauma. Alisdair Macindoe’s rich and complex electronic sound score overlays the choreography.

“Through these relationships and environments, Concrete Impermanence reveals the fragility of human existence - in its tragedy, poetic beauty and in the inevitable reality of a fragile existence,” said Currie, whose artistic practice crosses dance, performance art, sculpture and installation.

The Adelaide-based artist creates dance works for theatres, galleries, site specific and location nonspecific live art performances. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with visual artist Bridget Currie, media artists Kaboom Studios aka Jason Lam and Adam Synnott as well as sound and dance maker Alisdair Macindoe.