Progress Report

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
and
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.


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Performance History

  • 2021
  • 2019

Credits

Co-direction, Choreography and Concept
Alison Currie
Alisdair Macindoe
Sound Design
Sascha Budimski
in collaboration with Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting, Set, Costume and Environment Design
Meg Wilson
Dancer
Cazna Brass
Alisdair Macindoe
Choreographic Development Artists
Kialea-Nadine Williams
Lewis Rankin
Supporters
Cool Foam
Industrial foam waste supply and recycling
DanceHub SA

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email