Maintain, Rest, Value: Bread & Roses is an iteration of an episodic choreographic project where dance artists Ade Suharto and Alison Currie honour a site, springboard from another artist’s work, and explore their own dance practices and personal histories. At each location the artists offer participatory actions of maintenance, rest, and value, and document the process as their investigation accumulates over time and places.
For Adhocracy, the artists are starting from Vitalstatistix’s Artistic Director Emma Webb’s essay ‘Crying Through our Singing: A Union Hall, Communal Luxury and Cultural Activism’. Referencing ‘8 hours work, rest and play’, they will explore areas such as dancers’ unionism, histories of social dances at the Waterside Workers Hall, union solidarity with Indonesia, and how this place embodies maintenance, rest, and value, as a site of political struggle and a place of sleep for the Kaurna Nation.
Artists and collaborators – Ade Suharto and Alison Currie
Image: Andrew Sikorski