Progress Report

current Project

Progress Report is a new solo dance performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts real world every day decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths.

Created by
Alison Currie
Alisdair Macindoe
Produced by
Insite Arts

Commissioned through Vitalstatistix’s Incubator program in 2019, Progress Report is a new solo performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts everyday decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths. A hortative manifesto that boldly proclaims wasting waste is a waste, Progress Report exemplifies the imperative need to transform the value of garbage.

Progress Report brings together long-time collaborators, dance makers and multidisciplinary artists Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe, and their mutual interest in the place of objects and subjects in performance.

Through their work they investigate human dependency on and intimacy with objects and how interactions between performer and object can convey tenderness, loneliness and isolation. The upcycled objects in Progress Report become friends, strangers, clothing, and environments, that can instantly be reduced back to packaging or rubbish.

Progress Report features several cubic metres of industrial plastics that have been intercepted midway through their recycling process. The work mirrors a dynamic state of change, reflecting this intercepted process, where objects, performer, text and choreography are in flux.

Progress Report is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Vitalstatistix Incubator Residency and DanceHub SA Residency

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“Perfectly executed work that interrogates, at its heart, humans’ love of consumption and the ugly side to our consumerist addiction…”

Melbourne, Australia

“An exceptional and challenging performance, Progress Report is truly magnificent. ★★★★☆”

Melbourne, Australia

“Progress Report is riveting dance theatre that uses humour and whimsy to raise serious issues about our complicated relationship to waste.”

Port Adelaide, Australia


Co-direction, Choreography and Concept
Alison Currie
Alisdair Macindoe
Rachael Coulson
Alisdair Macindoe
Cazna Brass
Lighting, Set and Costume Design
Meg Wilson
Sound Design
Sascha Budimski
in collaboration with Alisdair Macindoe
Creative Producer
Jason Cross
Harmony Boucher
Production Assistant
Lighting Operator and Technician
Simonne Myers
Lighting Consultant
Matthew Adey
Choreographic Development Artists
Kialea-Nadine Williams
Lewis Rankin
Secondment Dancers
Amelia Watson
Alec Katsourakis
Tiarnia Linke
Madeline Bulmer
Cazna Brass
Callum Mooney
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Upcycling and Recycling Services
The French Brace
It's not garbage - Creative Play Resources
Cool Foam
Crowd sourced styrofoam donations
Various second hand stores
Cool Foam
Industrial foam waste supply and recycling
DanceHub SA
Flights and transport for this project have been carbon offset through Trees for Life
Sam Roberts
Created on Kaurna land. Performed on Kaurna and Boonwurrung lands.



Creative Producer
Jason Cross → Email