Alice Weber is an artist working with choreography, performance and research outputs. She has a background in classical ballet but now works with experimental and critical choreographic practices. She has recently presented at the National Dance Forum, AIRspace Projects, The Dance Centre Vancouver, Christchurch Arts Centre and Ausdance. She gained her MFA from Laban, UK, and her work has been presented in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada and Germany.
Alice likes to play with the aesthetics of how bodies are produced and managed, especially regarding contemporary femininities. She uses the physical detritus of her ballet training, such as extreme tension, ﬂexibility and balance, to undermine processes of discipline that might be compared to oﬃce, gym and home environments. She is interested in contradictions of agency and desire under these choreographic systems. These interests take shape as performances, videos, images and texts.
Current work and inspiration
Alice recently completed a residency with Ausdance which was relocated to home due to COVID. She has been making a series of images and videos called Garden Salon that reconsider domestic rituals of femininity in the garden space, as well as the scale of practice during COVID. Alice is inspired by other artists, critical and theoretical texts, and inconsistencies in her experience of the world. " I’m trying to gently rupture what we expect from bodies; our own and others" (Alice Weber 2020).
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