Keir Choreographic Awards

Inside and Outside:
Workshop with Lucy Guerin

‘Contemporary performance has become increasingly about context and framing and I find this important and intriguing. But I am still fascinated by the imaginative, unfamiliar and random elements that surface during time spent in the studio in the making process. Sometimes these can completely take over my initial concept. The content is invariably produced and changed by the doing of it. So how do we understand and frame these renegade discoveries?’

Based on discussions, tasks, improvised scores and choreographed movement we will examine how initial conceived ideas can spark unfamiliar and exciting tangents in the studio. When and how should these be shaped and framed for an audience? Personal, idiosyncratic discoveries can reveal something that we don’t immediately understand about our work. Should they be discarded as distracting from the central idea? Or are they the real work that we do.

To register your interest, please fill out an EOI 

There is also a section in the EOI to indicate you can also attend the conversation 4-6pm Thursday March 15.

Deadline 21 February 10am AEST.

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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


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