Of All Things

An exhilarating synthesis of dance performance and art installation, Of All Things is a cross-sensory experience that submerges audiences in a surrealistic world.

Created by
Alison Currie
With
Enoki
And
Australian Dance Theatre


At a microscopic level, all things: plants, animals, and people, are the same – all of atoms. Of All Things is an imagined alternate world with its own timeframe for the evolution of new life forms and connections to their immediate environment.

 Employing ingenious design elements in union with a company of astounding dancers, Of All Things takes audiences on an unexpected journey into perception. Objects, light and performers simultaneously morph, bubble up, grow and adapt. The dancers are cyclically revealed and concealed as they perform alongside, with and underneath objects and lighting elements that share the stage with their own performativity.

Of All Things is a collaboration with award-winning local interior design company Enoki, features a mesmerising and evolving lighting design by Chris Petridis and a complex, immersive and compelling sound design by Sascha Budimski.

Performance History

  • 2020

Media

“A complex pas de deux ensues. A silver pillow held between the dancers, creaks and rustles, like the rigging of a sailing ship becalmed on a sea of glass. They hunt and escape, like lovers playing a chasing game or perhaps relentless predator and panicked prey in a dance of death.”

“...right up there as visually arresting and richly textural works go.”

“This is a totally compelling work and while, to me, it all seemed to be about the ocean, the relentless power of water, the spawning of coral, the life and death struggles of marine life, I overheard others talking afterward about desert landscapes, or city rat-races, or alien worlds. I think that we were all correct. I urge as many people as possible to experience it for themselves and form their own interpretation”

Credits

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION
Alison Currie
CHOREOGRAPHY
Alison Currie in collaboration with the ADT dancers
SET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Susanna Bilardo, Cindy Chay,
Amber Lewis and Jacky Spencer
from Enoki
DANCERS
Harisson Elliot, Christopher Mills, Darci O’Rouke,
Rowan Rossi, Sophie Stuut, and Kimball Wong
from ADT
LIGHTING DESIGN
Chris Petridis
SOUND DESIGN
Sascha Budimski
CREATIVE ASSISTANCE & REHEARSAL DIRECTION
Sarah-Jayne Howard
OUTSIDE EYE
Garry Stewart
PHOTOGRAPHY
Sam Roberts
Commissioned by
Garry Stewart
to be created with & performed by Australian Dance Theatre
Made in collaboration with & supported by
Enoki
Presented by
The Tanja Liedtke Foundation
Supported by
The City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters
Creative Partnerships Australia
through MATCH Lab
Created and performed on Kaurna land

Contact

Touring Producer
Jason Cross → Email