Alisdair Macindoe

“I’d find myself unable to not respond”

Alisdair Macindoe

Alisdair Macindoe is an independent multidisciplinary choreographer living on Woi Wurrung country (Melbourne, Australia). With an interest in extending the boundaries of choreographic practice, Alisdair’s work spans dance, sound, electronics, coding and text. Recent works have seen him explore automated dance and Artificial Intelligence; new technology for music expression; trans-humanism; waste and climate change and identity in the age of narcissism. We cover..

  • making choreography from words
  • AI vs algorithm
  • data stacks
  • collaborating with non-human entities
  • digital
  • midi and music
  • sound design
  • wombat radio as ongoing effort
  • social media as a faux internet
  • context free grammar
  • decision making
  • body intelligence
  • the gift of working for others
  • feeling like you’re dancing
  • the payoff is in the doing


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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