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Performance | Global Dance Connections series
Lucy Guerin Inc
Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant Split reflects the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources. Two outstanding female dancers – one clothed and one naked – are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity, accompanied by a pulsing electronic score. Cycling through competition, negotiation, harmony and aggression, this thought-provoking, multilayered work has received numerous awards. Lucy Guerin Inc was established in Melbourne in 2002 and is regarded as one of Australia’s most fearless dance companies, touring internationally. Guerin has also been commissioned by leading organizations including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Rambert, and Chunky Move.
Post-show talkback October 17
About the series:
The Global Dance Connections series features exciting contemporary dance from BC, across Canada and around the world. Our 2019-2020 season includes Brazil’s dynamic Focus Cia de Dança and Australia’s Lucy Guerin Inc; a world premiere from Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, and a new collaboration between Wen Wei Dance and Turning Point Ensemble; the latest work from Montreal’s Dana Michel; Bill Coleman from Toronto; and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.
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Single tickets for Hillel Kogan are sold through Theatre La Seizieme.
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Cast + Production Credits
Choreographer – Lucy Guerin
Composer – Scanner
Lighting Design – Paul Lim
Sound Designer – Robin Fox
Dancers – Melanie Lane, Lilian Steiner (Premiere Season) and Ashley McLellan (other presentations)
Production Manager – James Lipari
Producer – Michaela Coventry
Company Manager – Tegan Nash
Photos – Gregory Lorenzutti
Lucy Guerin Inc is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Organisation Investment Program; and the City of Melbourne, through its triennial funding.
Split was supported by the City of Melbourne through Arts House.