Alice is an Australian dance artist, somatic practitioner and educator with a 40-year history of contemporary performance making.
Her practice has involved collaboration with musicians, writers, visual artists and filmmakers. Recent performance and film work include: A Walking Dance/A Moving Lecture, Melbourne (2021); The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me, Sundance (2020); Alice With Black Object, with Siobhan Murphy (2019); Evanescence, Amos Gebhardt’s film installation, Adelaide Biennial (2018) & Melbourne (2021); disappearance, film installation & collaboration with Michele Theunissen (2016-18); In Memory of the Last Sunset, collaboration with Neha Choksi, Biennale of Sydney (2016).
Alice is a provocative and versatile performer creating work that interrogates and disrupts social and cultural narratives. Her practice and enquiry into the lived body has led to a body of work that is a distillation of the experienced feeling body engaging with the materiality of contemporary life. She is interested in conveying a vulnerability that questions her audience’s interiority and imagination. Her work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, public spaces, and studios.
Our performance/sound collaboration is a ‘making in place’. Through a practice of embodied attunement, our process attempts to break the spell of dominant narratives and allow a re-enchantment of place. Attunement explores the connection of feeling between people and place, animated by the presence and experience of being alive to the world. The residency gives us the opportunity to generate performance scores whilst having the time to rejoice in the ‘eros’ of making with another in place. The entwinement of our colonial, planetary and personal/artistic histories offer us a unique time of creative reflection: This ancient country – our presence here now – how to be here and make together.