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    LGI HOTBED w/ Lucy Guerin

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    LGI HOTBED w/ Lucy Guerin

    States, Patterns, Steps, Tone, Drama

    Lucy Guerin is the Artistic Director of Lucy Guerin Inc and has been investigating choreography and movement for over 30 years. Her works have been acknowledged with multiple awards and have toured extensively to over 15 countries, most recently to the Chaillot Theatre Paris and the Venice Biennale of Dance; and will be heading to ImPulseTanz in Vienna in July this year. She draws on her experience of the downtown dance scene in New York City in the 1990s as well as a long investigation of highly detailed movement and crafting the β€˜tone’ of the stage.

    Her curiosity has led her on an eclectic, yet singular exploration of choreography that has taken many directions, but always employing movement and dancers as the leading research tool. Over time she has evolved a responsive process to the people and situations of the rehearsal room as a way to discover movement language, content and aesthetics in her works.

    In this workshop, participants will explore processes of developing choreography led by Lucy as well as through their own devising. Over 3 days of ideas, questions, moving, and structuring, participants will delve into how and what they create as performance.

    When

    Tuesday 14–Thursday 16 May (3 days)
    1pm–5pm

    Where

    WXYZ Studios, 130 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne (Chloe Munro Studio).

    Warmup

    Please allow one hour prior for warm-up. You can do your own warmup in the Chloe Munro Studio from 12pm–1pm, or attend the LGI Morning Class 10am–11.30am (Morning Class attendance will be complimentary for workshop participants).

    Cost

    $200

    Please note places are limited.

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    Who is it for?
    Suitable for trained and/orΒ professional dance artists and dance graduates.

    What to bring?
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    Casual/Comfortable clothing you can move in.

    Access
    A range of facilities support people with a wide range of access needs to visit WXYZ Studios. For more information, please visit ourΒ website.

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    About Lucy Guerin

    Award-winning choreographer Lucy Guerin was born in Adelaide, Australia, and graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before dancing with Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). Guerin moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce her first choreographic works.

    In 2002 she founded Lucy Guerin Inc (LGI) in Melbourne, to support the development and creation of new works with a focus on challenging and extending the discourse and practice of dance and building a vibrant community of dance artists.

    Guerin’s works have merged with film, words, music, design, and visual art in collaboration with many other artists. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to the creative process. Guerin works towards creating small societies in her productions that devise their rules from the human body’s relationship to space, rhythm, and other people. The dancers are her primary collaborators.

    Guerin has been commissioned by companies including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA), Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Chunky Move (Australia), Dance Works Rotterdam (Netherlands), SkΓ₯nes Dansteater (Sweden), and Rambert (UK). Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, a New York Dance and Performance Award (β€˜Bessie’) and multiple Green Room, Helpmann, and Australian Dance Awards. In 2016, Guerin received the Australia Council Award for Dance, and in 2020 the Order of Australia (OA).

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    Image: Andrea AvezzuΜ€


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