Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere

current Project

Australian and Japanese German co-choreographers and dancers, Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi, join forces to compose a cross-cultural collision of the significant, simple and absurd. Their contrasting and intricate choreography explores the relationship between the body, objects and form, in a context of isolation, connection and disconnection.

Created by
Alison Currie
Yui Kawaguchi
Produced by
Insite Arts with Mendora

​Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere is a 50 minute performance for two dancers, an animated light sculpture and stereophonic sound in an isolated world that is both divided and united by technology.

During the three years in the lead up to the premiere, the artists exchanged stories, phone calls, and video rehearsals. They collected sound recordings throughout this period which helped them to think about differences in seasons, hemispheres and time zones. Many of these recordings can be heard within Sascha Budimski’s sound score.

Online connection has fed into the concept of this work, along with ideas about, connection, and disconnection. Inspired by cables and connections that make up the internet Fabian Bleisch has constructed a light sculpture made of fibre optic cables each lit by an individual LED light.

In Somewhere Everywhere Nowhere the artists seek to express the feeling of living in a world that is both divided and united by technology.

For PRESENTERS –> Technical Overview

Performance History

  • 2021


“This powerful, haunting performance by Adelaide-based Alison Currie and Japanese-born, Berlin-based Yui Kawaguchi explores the constraints and possibilities of this strange new age in which we find ourselves.”

“In 50 short minutes, Currie and Kawaguchi manage to convey this sense of being together, yet apart; of being individuals from different nations who share the same humanity; of finding connection in a virtual world while growing ever more disconnected from what is real.”

“Whether a warning or a lament, this is a performance that will burn deep long after it is over, leaving one pondering for days afterwards about the nature of the era of connectivity and disconnection we now live in.”

Broadway World

“This is a superb piece of work”

Stage Whispers

“…mesmeric and affecting…”


Co-Direction, Choreography and Concept, Performers
Alison Currie
Yui Kawaguchi
Spacial, Set and Lighting Design
Fabian Bleisch
Sound Design
Sascha Budimski
in collaboration with Yui Kawaguchi & Alison Currie
Light Animation
Fabian Bleisch
Yui Kawaguchi
Insite Arts
Jason Cross and Penelope Leishman
Associate Producer
Ilja Fontaine
Video Documentation
Sam Roberts & Pirie Martin
Simon Rogers
Adelaide Festival Centre
Seconding Dancer
Amelia Watson
Set Constructions
Klaus Frohlich
James Dodd
Tammy Wheeler
Supported by
Arts SA
Project Grant
Government of South Australia
Program Grant
Oz Asia Festival
In association with Adelaide Festival Centre Trust
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund
An Australian Government initiative
Insite Arts
Australia-Japan Foundation
2021-2022 Grant
Thank you to 2018 OzAsia Festival Director Joseph Mitchell for introducing Yui and Alison and 2021 OzAsia Festival Director Annette Shun Wah for supporting the development and presentation of the work.
Sam Roberts
Created and performed on Kaurna land



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