Lucy Guerin’s award-winning duet Split comes to Vancouver Oct 16-17

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
Lucy Guerin Inc
Split

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 by UK composer Scanner. Cycling through competition, negotiation, harmony and aggression, this thought-provoking, multilayered work has received numerous awards, and has toured to audience and critical acclaim to cities across Europe, North America and Asia.

Guerin’s Attractor, choreographed with Gideon Obarzanek for Dancenorth Australia, was one of the highlights of the 2019 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, and she has also been commissioned by leading organizations including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Rambert, and Chunky Move.

Lucy Guerin Inc is an Australian dance company established in Melbourne in 2002. Renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers, it is dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to creative process, and may involve voice, video, sound, text and design as well as Guerin’s lucid physical structures.

The company has evolved from a structure that enables Guerin’s choreographic projects, to an organization that also supports the development of independent dance artists in Melbourne. Through a program of residencies, classes, workshops, presentations and mentoring opportunities, it is responsive to the shifting ideas and contexts generated by dance and choreography in the world today. In 2019, Lucy Guerin Inc premiered Make Your Own World, presented by Arts House as part of the Dance Massive festival in Melbourne. Other recent works include Split (2017), Attractor (2017), a collaboration with Gideon Obarzanek, Dancenorth and Indonesian music duo, Senyawa, and The Dark Chorus (2016). The company regularly tours both nationally and internationally to Europe, Asia, Canada and the US.

Wednesday-Thursday October 16-17, 2019 at 8pm
Post-show talkback October 17
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets $34/$25 students and seniors: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info www.thedancecentre.ca

Split

Choreographer – Lucy Guerin

Composer – Scanner

Lighting Design – Paul Lim

Sound Designer – Robin Fox

Dancers – Ashley McLellan and Lilian Steiner

A Lucy Guerin Inc production

Commissioned and presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2017.

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 City of Melbourne through Arts House.

Global Dance Connections series 2019-2020

October 16-17 Lucy Guerin Inc

December 11-14 Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

January 31-February 2 Wen Wei Dance + Turning Point Ensemble

February 6-8 Dana Michel

March 12-14 Bill Coleman

April 23-25 Hillel Kogan

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Global Dance Connections series media sponsor: The Georgia Straight

The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Dance Centre | Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6 Tel 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

Global Dance Connections series media sponsor: The Georgia Straight

The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Dance Centre | Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2G6 Tel 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca

Media release and image provided by Heather Bray, The Dance Centre. Feature image photo credit: Gregory Lorenzutti

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