David Cross finalist in the Keir Choreographic Award 2020


David Cross, together with choreographer Alison Currie, are finalists for the Keir Choreographic Award 2020. Their work Delimit has been selected along with three other finalists by jury members Serge Laurent, Mette Edvardsen, Takao Kawaguchi and Claudia La Rocco and will be presented at Carraigeworks in March.

Co-directors: Alison Currie and David Cross
Performer: Cazna Brass
Lighting Design: Govin Ruben
Costume Design and Fabrication: Ellie Boekman

Delimit examines the relationship between menial, process-driven labour and dance. Playing with ideas of staging and set making, the work seeks to interrogate how the making of an art installation offers a frame in which to understand dance and its assorted modalities in different ways. The collaboration between visual artist David Cross and choreographer Alison Currie has been developed through a long-term appreciation of each other’s practice and a realisation that despite their work appearing very different, their conceptual interests are closely linked. Delimit slips between functional and abstract, exploring live action as an unstable liminal space between labour and performance.

Established in 2014 and now in its fourth iteration, the Keir Choreographic Award has assumed a significant place in the Australian landscape to become the major award for new work in Australian choreography. Offering eight artists the opportunity to create and present a fully funded new work, the Keir Choreographic Award also makes accessible a multi-faceted public program in Melbourne and Sydney.

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