Responsive Research Program Resident 2005
Alice Cummins, MA, is a dance artist based in Melbourne. She has a 30-year history of contemporary performance making in Australia and has worked and studied extensively in Europe and the United States. Alice’s research has always involved collaboration across artforms – with musicians, writers, visual artists and filmmakers. Alice creates work and performs in theatres, art galleries, public spaces and studios. Alice’s work is informed by Body-Mind Centering®, improvisation practices, and feminist philosophy and her writing has been published in the United States and Australia.
Recent works include:
2017 – Performing in Melbourne video artist, Amos Gebhardt’s work, Evanescence, premiering at the Adelaide Bienniale in 2018; mentoring Sydney dance artist, Ryuichi Fujimura towards further development of his solo work, How I Practice My Religion; residency at PAF, France with Montreal philosopher/collaborator Ana Ramos.
2016 – Collaboration with LA/Mumbai visual artist, Neha Choksi’s In Memory of the Last Sunset for the 20th Biennale of Sydney; collaboration with Perth visual artist, Michele Theunissen’s installation, Disappearance; residency at Concordia University with the SenseLab.
Other recent works include: Aperture – choreographer/director with Brenda Downing, Perth (2012); Lumbar – dancer, film project with Sarita Beraha, Paris (2011); Alicec – choreographer Rose-Anne Spradlin, New York City, (2009); Hear Her Breath – choreographer/dancer, Melbourne and Perth (2008).
Johannes Reinhart, photos of artists, Alice Cummins and Jacqui Otago
Kuba Dorabialski, In Memory of the Last Sunset, 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016)