Alice Weber  (b .1991, Australia)
+44 (0) 7456875671 | +61 (0) 487434646 | alicemaeweber@gmail.com

Artist spanning performance, choreography, teaching and research. London and Sydney based.

I was born on Gadigal land and grew up on Dharawal land. I currently live on Gadigal land. I acknowledge the Gadigal people and Dharawal people of Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which I have lived, studied, worked and created.

Upcoming

2019, National Dance Forum, Shifting Values in Dance Education, panellist
2019, artist in residence, FRONTYARD, Sydney

Choreography

2019, Erskineville Town Hall, Desire is the Third Element
2018, Teatro Ruskaja, Speculative Bodies
2018, Centro Negra, Piece for Space 2
2018, Centro Negra, Melancholy for a Myth
2018, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Metamorphoses with Anna Ziman and Georgia Scott
2018, APT Gallery, Anti Collapse
2018, Headfirst Opera, La Traviata dir. Sophie Gilpin
2018, Laurie Grove Studio, Solo for a Body
2017, Turner Contemporary, Body Object
2017, Laban Studio Theatre, Thought Border/Body Vessel
2017, Laban Studio Theatre, Writing the Body Object
2017, Chisenhale Dance, Grasp
2017, St John Smith Square, 1990i with Niamh Beddy
2017, Resolution at The Place, Interaction with Ben Saffer
2016, Emerge at The Space, Pomorodoro
2016, In Situ, Environmental Exchange, A Vulnerable Pace
2016, Old Finsbury Town Hall, 1990i with Niamh Beddy
2016, Festival of Recorded Movement, Vulnerable Pace
2016, Blue Elephant Theatre, Pomodoro
2016, Peter Sarah Theatre, Yes, but what does it mean
2014, Open Arts Café, Dream Job

Performance

2018, Delfina Foundation, One in the Other by Murat Adash
2017, Tate Modern: Tate Exchange, 17 Morae by Eriko Kawai
2017, Central Saint Martins, Language I Spoke in a Dream by Eriko Kawai
2017, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Mortals by Bakani Pick-Up
2017, Central Saint Martins, Metacognitive Tool by Monika Dorniak
2017, Herne Hill Festival, Adrift by Mari Frogner
2016, Tanzcompagnie Gießen, World Wi(l)de Walking by Félix Duméril
2016, Copeland Gallery, Metacognitive Tool by Monika Dorniak
2015, Hauser & Wirth, Oscuramento, Ranchio’ da Picnic o il Buon Soldato by Fabio Mauri
2015, Britten Theatre, The Infinite Bridge chor. Stina Sommerlade
2015, Central St Martins, pretty?tacky for Hannah Knox cur. Lilly Quinn
2015, Oval Space, London Contemporary Orchestra, Imagined Occasions by Mari Frogner
2014, Sadler's Wells, London College of Fashion, An Ancient Tale by Aneka Felzcak and Liana Nyquist
2014, Rose Theatre, Romeo and Juliet dir. Sophie Gilpin
2014, Rich Mix, Buried Secrets by Maddy Wynn-Jones Lydia Fraser
2014, Wimbledon International Festival, Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale by Kamara Gray
2014, London College of Fashion, Orfeo: Hope by Alexandra Kaspala
2014, Hideaway Festival, Bioluminescence by Dalia Yassine

Research, Events and Academic Teaching

2019, producer, film screening Body Regulations for March Dance, Darlinghurst Community Centre
2019, producer, symposium Difficulty in Dance Discourse with Monika Błaszczak
2019, guest workshop, Site Specific Performance, Wild Hearts Youth Co.
2019, guest workshop, on Professional Dance, Dartford Grammar
2018, leader, lecture workshop, Speculative Bodies with dancers from Ramallah Sarreyet, Palestine at ANdD Rome
2018, participant, [ART&CRITIQUE] (funded by Laban grant)
2018, performance lecture, Research Design in Performance at University of Bedfordshire, On Unstable Ground(s)
2018, seminar, Trinity Laban MFA intensive
2018, thesis, Leonardo Abstract Services, Performing the Flesh
2017, panel and performance, The Cube, Sensing the Invisible
2017, workshop series, CoLab at Laban, ASM-art with Hollie Harding
2017, workshop series, Improvisation Technique, Studio A
2016, guest workshop, on Professional Dance, Bethany College  

Residencies and Awards

2019, artist in residence, March Dance, Sydney
2018, artist in residence, Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome
2018, artist in residence, Centro Negra: AADK, Murcia
2016, artist in residence, Crash with in-situ, Brierfield
2015, grant award, One Dance UK: Choreographic Observership

Dance Teaching

Sydney:
Academy Ballet
Joanne Williamson Dance Academy
Academy of Music and Performing Arts
Dorothy Cowie School of Dance
Ettingshausens
L’Academie
KRS Dance
Studio A

UK:
The Ballet School
Sage Academy of Performing Arts
Mulberry School of Dance
Studio 23

Education and Training

2018, Trinity Laban, MFA Choreography, Leverhulme Scholarship
2013, Royal Academy of Dance, Advanced II Classical Ballet (Distn.)
2013, Academy Ballet, Pre Professional Program with Vicki Attard
2011, The University of Sydney, B.Psych (Hons)

Extended Bio

Alice Weber is a performance artist and researcher based in London and Sydney. From a background in classical ballet, she now works with dance as fine art. Her choreographic performances appropriate her training to destabilise the rules and reproductions of the body, for gallery, film and unconventional spaces. Alice activates a classically trained body as an archive of movement to make visible how the body is produced and managed, particularly regarding femininity, desire and the (dis)embodiments of late-capitalist environments. 

Her work has been shown at Turner Contemporary (UK); APT Gallery (UK); The Place (UK); Chisenhale Dance (UK); Festival of Recorded Movement (CA); Teatro Ruskaja (IT); Centro Negra (ES). She has performed for other artists, ranging from dance to contemporary visual art performance including at Tate Modern (UK), Delfina Foundation (UK), Hauser & Wirth (UK), The Performance Studio (UK) and Tanzcompagnie Gießen (DE).

As an academic, Alice works in the fields of aesthetic theory and critical dance studies. She has presented at several research events including The Artist as Researcher at The University of Bedfordshire and Sensing the Invisible at The Cube Gallery, London. In 2018 she lead lecture workshop series Speculative Bodies with dancers from Ramallah Sareyyet, Palestine, held as an exchange at Academia Nazionale di Danza, Rome. She received a first-class Masters of Fine Art from Trinity Laban in 2018 as a Leverhulme scholarship recipient and looks forward to starting a PhD in 2020.

Alice is committed to diversifying the spaces her work occupies through events that gather other artists, to compliment her practice and research. This recently included co-producing the symposium Difficulty in Dance Discourse in London, which brought together 12 artists and researchers from the UK and abroad responding to an aesthetic or political urgency that is lacking in discourses surrounding dance and its bodies. 

Alice currently makes her income as a ballet teacher in Sydney dance schools, which has prompted an interest in applying her academic and choreographic research to the aesthetic processes that dominate local dance scenes, as well as the prevalence of fitness culture and other embodiments of consumerism. She is drawn to questions surrounding agency, femininity and ritual, and in exposing normative or mainstream practices as technologies of producing culturally determined bodies.