Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere

Australian and Japanese co-choreographers and dancers Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi join forces to compose a collision of the significant, simple and absurd, with their contrasting and intricate choreography exploring the relationship between the body, objects and form.

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

​Humans (for now) live on one planet. This is a globalized, digital world through which we all connect. Yet simultaneously, people are separated by borders, deserts, seas and mountains, cultural histories, political inclinations and languages.  Despite this, when we pause to consider, we discover it is also both our similarities and differences through which we connect. 

Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere stops, rewinds, reflects and composes a collision between the everyday and imagined possibilities. Sound, light, and choreography drift in and out of sync, exposing significant, simple, ephemeral, and absurd similarities and differences between the two creators from two different places: Alison Currie from Adelaide, Australia and Yui Kawaguchi, a Japanese national living in Berlin Germany.

In this new world, chaos is serene, the smallest deviation is the biggest opportunity and humans are defined not by what we know, but rather by what we are yet to discover together. 

Performance History

  • 2021

Media

Katherine Tamiko, Arguile InDaily 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.”

Ray Smith Broadway World 2021

“This is a superb piece of work”

Lisa Lanzi Stage Whispers 2021

“…mesmeric and affecting…”

Katherine Tamiko Arguile InDaily 2021

“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.”

Credits

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
Producers
Insite Arts
Jason Cross and Penelope Leishman
Associate Producer
Ilja Fontaine
Mendora
Video Documentation
Sam Roberts & Pirie Martin
Simon Rogers
Adelaide Festival Centre
Secondment Dancer
Amelia Watson
Set Constructions
Klaus Frohlich
James Dodd
Wardrobe
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.

Supporters

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email