Thursday 15 March
4 to 6pm
Lucy Guerin will talk about her choreographic work, what has shaped it, and how her interests have evolved over time. She will be joined by guest artists for a conversation around how we negotiate the frame through which other people view our work. Does it matter how people from other places, histories, cultures and experiences outside our own context read the work we create? This will open into a broader discussion with the audience about making work in Australia.
LUCY GUERIN was born in Adelaide Australia where she trained in ballet and contemporary dance. She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years and was involved in and influenced by the downtown dance scene. She returned to Australia and established Lucy Guerin Inc in 2002 in Melbourne as a way to support her creative process. The Company is also committed to offering development opportunities for local choreographers and dancers. Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America and has been invited to create works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Rambert and Chunky Move among many others. Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, two New York Dance and Performance Awards (‘Bessies’) and the 2016 Australia Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance.
This program is co-presented with Carriageworks as part of the CARRIAGEWORKS 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM