Alison Currie is an independent choreographer and performer based on Kaurna Land, in South Australia. She holds a Research Masters in Choreography and Performance from University of Roehampton, UK and a BA in Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts.
Currie makes works that connect the individual with universally shared humanity through live performance and video, and often works with inanimate objects alongside dancers to highlight the human, personal, and emotional within the work. She has been commissioned to create new works by Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), Performance Space, Carriageworks, RAW Moves Singapore, AC Arts, Fine Print Magazine, Adelaide Fringe and OZAsia Festival.
Currie was awarded Arts South Australia’s inaugural Triennial Project Grant to present and tour her first major work ‘42a’ to four states of Australia in 2008 & 2010. Since she has created several significant works including Progress Report (co-directed with Alisdair Macindoe) 2021, Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere (co-directed with Yui Kawaguchi) 2021, Of All Things 2020, Concrete Impermanence 2018, Close Company 2018, Things meeting now (co-directed with Bridget Currie) 2017, I Can Relate 2015, Build, Hold, Destroy 2013 and Three Ways to Hold (co-directed with Bridget Currie) 2010. She was a finalist at the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award with De-Limit (co-directed with David Cross).
Currie is currently sharing practice with fellow dance artist Ade Suharto working on a collection of iterative live performance, video, interview, photography and sound archival works entitled Maintain, Rest, Value.