by Lucy Guerin Inc
Split premiered at Dance Massive in Melbourne, Australia in March 2017.
Freya is working with Lucy Guerin Inc to develop international presentation opportunities for 'Split'.
ABOUT THE WORK:
This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tight and time is getting shorter. We can all make sense of this dance. In Split, dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner negotiate ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time. As our world contracts, the clock ticks faster, and bodies press closer.
With delicacy and complexity, this dance revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations; unfolding a mesmerising physical drama. Featuring a musical score by UK composer Scanner, lighting design by Paul Lim and costumes by Harriet Oxley, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most original dance companies.
Choreographer & Director: Lucy Guerin
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley
Dancers: Melanie Lane & Lilian Steiner
ABOUT LUCY GUERIN INC:
Lucy Guerin Inc is an Australian dance company established in Melbourne in 2002 to create and tour new dance works. Renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers, it is a flexible organisation dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance.
The Company is committed to the exploration of everyday events and the redefinition of the formal concerns of dance. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to creative process and may involve voice, video, sound, text and industrial design as well as Guerin’s lucid physical structures. Crucially, this is always a choreographic exploration, striving for visual, emotional and physical revelations that could not be generated or communicated in any other artform than dance.
Lucy Guerin Inc has been a major influence on the growing identity of Australian dance which stems from the Company’s programmatic research into choreographic practice supported through several initiatives.