Alice Will Caroline
Alice is choreographer, dancer, teacher and performance maker working across contemporary dance, theatre and experimental and interactive performance.
She has worked with Australian and international artists and companies including: Natalie Cursio, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, CHUNKY MOVE (Antony Hamilton), Opera Australia, Victoria Chiu, Reckless Sleepers, Phillip Adams BalletLab, Lucy Guerin, Walter Dundervill, Rob McCreddie, Euginia Lim, Nebahat Erpolat, Deanne Butterworth, RAWCUS, Victoria Chiu and One Step at a Time Like This amongst others.
Since 2014 she has worked in a collaboration with Caroline Meaden and William McBride (alice will caroline). Their work has been presented by Dance Massive, Next Wave, Arts House, Temperance Hall, Abbotsford Convent, NGV and Darebin Arts Speakeasy. She was recently awarded a Green Room for Best Dance Ensemble for Doors Shut.
Her work has been supported by The City of Melbourne, Lucy Guerin Inc., CHUNKY MOVE, The Substation, Darebin Arts Speakeasy, Arts House, Tasdance, Vitalstatistix, The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Creative Partnerships Australia, Vitalstatistix, City of Maribyrnong, Mosaico Danza (Turin, Italy) and Besen Family Foundation.
William McBride is a performance maker working across dance, theatre, contemporary performance and live-art.
He works in regular collaboration with Alice Dixon and Caroline Meaden as ‘Alice Will Caroline,’ creating and performing new dance theatre. Over six years they have made and presented six original works: Doors Shut (presented by Temperance Hall for Melbourne Fringe, 2019; winner of the Green Room Award for Best Ensemble); Lady Example (presented by the Substation for Next Wave 2018, and Arts House for Dance Massive 2019; nominated for four Green Room Awards, including Best Production); Trilogy of the Desert: Mirage by William McBride (presented at the National Gallery of Victoria in the MEL+NYC Festival for FLUX-KIT-MEL 2018); Let’s Go Up Here (presented by Arts House for the Festival of Live Art 2018); Blowin’ Up (presented by the Substation for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016; winner of the Arts House Evolution Award); Fallen’ O’er(commissioned and presented by the Abbotsford Convent through their Alchemy program 2016); and This is What’s Happening (presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2015; winner of Fringe Award for Best Dance).
In addition to his work with Alice and Caroline, recent performance credits include: Lace Ship (with Phillip Adams and Walter Dundervile for Midsumma 2021), Prelude (Phillip Adams and Walter Dundervile) Playing Up (by Sibylle Peters at The Substation); The Bachelor (La Mama/Mechanic’s Institute); Aeon (Lz Dunne collaborations, Dance Massive/Live Works/PICA); Since I suppose... (one step at a time like this, Melbourne Festival); Hotel Obscura (Triage Live Art, FOLA, Arts House); and Marina Abramovic in Residence (Kaldor Public Arts, Project 30). He presented the performance-installations Bedding (World AIDS Conference, 2014) and Deliverance (Adelaide and Berlin, 2012). A vocal advocate for the arts, his writing with Caroline Meaden recently appeared in Delving into Dance under the pen-name Glenn Henn, and his Open Letter co-authored with David Pledger was published in the Daily Review with over 900 artist co-signatories. He has also been a driving member of the Think Tank Dance Assembly (a porous group of artists who came together in 2020 to advocate for independent artists).
He was recently awarded the VCA alumni Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Theatre), which funded a prolonged cultural exchange to New York City at the start of 2020. He has participated in residencies with Movement Research’s MELT, the City of Melbourne’s Boyd Studio 1, Arts House and Performance Space’s Time Place Space: Nomad, Strange