Alice Cummins

Alice Cummins, MA, is an Australian dance artist, Body-Mind Centering® practitioner and educator with a 40-year history of contemporary performance making. She is delighted to have recently returned to her birthplace Perth, having ventured far and wide from her ballet beginnings and studies at WAAPA.

Alice’s enduring artistic enquiry into the moving body enables compositional refinement and distillation of experience into performance through the coalescence of aesthetics|ethics and physiology. Her approach generates a radical philosophy and practice that informs her work as a performance maker and educator influencing artists across diverse disciplines of dance, theatre, writing, sound, visual art, sculpture and film making. She has collaborated with musicians, writers, visual artists and filmmakers, and her work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, public spaces, and studios.

Alice’s most recent self-devised work was A Walking Dance/A Moving Lecture, Bus Projects, Melbourne (2021). She has performed and made work with: Paea Leach, Narelle Benjamin, Siobhan Murphy, Jude Walton, Melanie Lane, Amos Gebhardt and Samara Hersch. A highlight was collaborating with visual artist Neha Choksi, In Memory of the Last Sunset, Biennale of Sydney (2016).


Alice’s classes: will begin with somatic attunement and specific anatomical foci to illuminate technique and cultivate a refined relationship to our dancing bodies. Complexity accumulates through the addition of intentional elements that stimulate and provoke our movement vocabulary. The emergent material informs the guided improvisational scores for soloing, duetting and group work.


I am interested in practices that shift, transform and elucidate states of moving and being.

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