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Progress Report (2021), Alisdair Macindoe & Alison Currie / Dancer Cazna Brass. Photo by Sam Roberts.
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
1–4 March 2023
Times
Wed–Sat 7:30–8:30pm
Format
Substation Program/​Performance
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$25 General Admission
$20 Concession
$15 First Nations


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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION AND FRAME: A BIENNIAL OF DANCE

Progress Report
is a solo performance about consumerism and waste. The work puts everyday decisions under the microscope to reveal seemingly contradictory, at times hilarious and often unbearable truths.

A hortative manifesto that boldly proclaims wasting waste is a waste, Progress Report exemplifies the imperative need to transform the value of garbage.

With this latest work, long-time collaborators Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe delve into their mutual interest in objects and subjects in performance.

Progress Report features an ever-evolving stage design by Meg Wilson, subtle and impactful sonic worlds created by co-sound designers Sascha Budimski and Alisdair Macindoe and is delicately performed by Cazna Brass and Rachel Coulson.

Progress Report features several cubic metres of industrial plastics that have been intercepted midway through their recycling process. The work mirrors a dynamic state of change, reflecting this intercepted process, where objects, performer, text and choreography are in flux.

The Substation galleries, bar and bookshop will open one hour prior to the performance. Latecomers will not be admitted.


CASTING

Rachel Coulson: Wednesday 1 March and Friday 3 March
Cazna Brass: Thursday 2 March and Saturday 4 March

CONTENT WARNING

Coarse language, smoke/haze, low light levels and high noise levels.


ARTIST TALK

There will be a post-show artist talk on Friday 3 March.


ACCESS

The performance and the post-show artist talk on Friday 3 March will be Auslan interpreted by Auslan Stage Left.


SAVE WITH A FRAME PASS

Buy a FRAME Pass and access a minimum 15% discount on tickets to FRAME events, productions, classes and parties. With a FRAME pass, Progress Report tickets are $15 (usually $25).


PRODUCTION CREDITS


Concept/Direction/Choreography/Writing: Alison Currie and Alisdair Macindoe
Soloist: Cazna Brass and Rachel Coulson (refer to casting above for details)
Sound Design: Sascha Budimski and Alisdair Macindoe
Set, Lighting and Costume Design: Meg Wilson
Producers: Penelope Leishman, Jason Cross and Insite Arts
Choreographic Development Artists: Lewis Rankin and Kialea-Nadine Williams
Lighting Consultant: Matthew Adey
Video and Photography: Sam Roberts

Made and premiered at Vitalstatistix on Kaurna Country 2021

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Presented as part of FRAME: A biennial of Dance by The Substation, Insite Arts and Vitalstatistix. The Substation is a proud festival partner of FRAME.

Progress Report was commissioned through Vitalstatistix’s Incubator program in 2019 and premiered at Vitalstatistix in 2021.

This project is produced by Insite Arts and supported by Vitalstastix and The Substation, with support from Arts SA Outbound and the Australian Government RISE Funds.

Studio support has also been provided by Dance Hub SA.

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Noncompete is a post-human music, sculpture and installation featuring new electro-mechanical robotic instruments with hundreds of moving parts.

Exploring multi-room instrumentation, robotic music and programmatic composition, Alisdair Macindoe’s work reflects on the idea that digital technology is a new life-form we are currently gestating. Noncompete explores the inevitable point where technology has agency and its own agenda.

Presented by The Substation.

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