Adelina is a choreographer, director, curator, educator and project manager based in Australia. She works in interdisciplinary processes making contemporary performance work, dance on screen and sound/movement installation.
Since moving to Australia in 2007 she has choreographed and performed for performing arts companies presenting at the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Federation Square, The State Theatre Centre of WA, Australian Institute of Sport, The Canberra Theatre Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre.
She worked with David Pledger Not Yet It’s Difficult Company (NYID), Scott Rankin Creative Director of Big hART arts and social-change company, Centenary of Canberra under Creative Director Robyn Archer producing ‘Biami the Creation Story’ and ‘SpinWear’ and project managing ‘Training Squad’ by NYID, Strut Dance, LINK, Ql2 Dance, Ausdance ACT as artistic director of Youth Dance Festival 2011-2013, Ochre Dance Company and independent artists Natalie Cursio, Margie Medlin, Nadia Cusimano, Julian Hobba, Trevor Jamieson, Yumi Umiumare, Paea Leach, Rhiannon Newton, Amelia McQueen, Matt Cornell, Pasqual Berry, Christiane Nowak, Jo Pollit.
Adelina movement directed ‘Oneness-Voice Without Form’ premiering at the Sydney Opera House in 2013 celebrating Swami Vivekananda 150th birth anniversary. She choreographed ‘Hipbone Sticking Out’ by Big hART presenting at the Melbourne International Arts Festival 2014 and ‘Ghosts in the Scheme’ at Playhouse CTC.
KOBALT WORKS (Belgium) in partnership with Critical Path invited Adelina to the Monsoon inter-cultural, multi-disciplinary and collaborative research facilitated by David Pledger, Margie Medlin and Arco Renz.
Adelina is the founder and Director of Strange Attractor.
She is also a member of the Canberra Theatre Centre’ Advisory Committee appointed by the Cultural Facilities Corporation.
Alison graduated from WAAPA with a first class honours degree, Bachelor of Arts – Dance, in 2009. She is a dance and physical theatre artist, choreographer, teacher, improviser and site dance maker. Her work communicates contemporary issues, human stories and explores the interface of physical performance with non-traditional theatre spaces and environments. She is challenged to play and integrate processes across forms, and collaborates with artists and non-artists. Alison is co-director of Bathurst based dance and physical theatre company Lingua Franca with Adam Deusien. In 2013 they toured their debut work Right Behind You to Bathurst, Canberra, Brisbane and Wirksworth Festival, UK and in October will present Unsustainable Behaviour at ArtLands regional arts conference in Dubbo. In 2014 she received a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award for her ‘tour de force’ solo performance in Johnny Castellano is Mine. Her recent work includes ‘Bodywork’ with musician Alex Voorhoeve and jeweller Simon Cottrell, a collaboration with Prime Minister’s Literary Award for poetry winner, Melinda Smith, for Canberra Slambouree and ‘Dancing with Drones’ at LiveWorks Carriageworks (SYD), a collaboration with film/new media artists Starrs and Cmielewski. In 2016, Alison is working to present SPROUT for Art, Not Apart and You Are Here, Autumn Lantern at Enlighten Festival and Nervous at Mt. Stromlo Observatory. Alison is co-producer of annual Canberran choreographic lab strange attractor and Live Art Party Sound and Fury.