Lucy began work on a new project in the studio in April 2018 which will premiere at Arts House for Dance Massive 2019.
This new work summons images of societies, communities and personal relationships in flux. It layers the individual, spontaneous movement of six highly skilled dancers with the formal structures of a choreographed performance. Improvisations erupt from learned dance steps and memorised patterns like dissident voices, insisting on autonomy, transformation and a new way forward. It’s a fragile world, where there is the possibility of beautiful systems and organic freedoms, but where gaps and chasms are sometimes unbridgeable.
This new work exists as a transient meeting space subject to change, adaptation and resistance and framed by existing power structures. It merges the hopelessness of history; done, irreversible, forever fixed, with the possibilities of the present and a vision for the future.
Choreographed by Lucy Guerin in collaboration with the dancers, with music by Daniel Jenatsch, lighting by Paul Lim, and costumes by Andrew Treloar, Make Your Own World is an unpredictable, sorrowful, enthralling dance for the people of our planet.
DIRECTOR: Lucy Guerin
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lucy Guerin with the dancers
DANCERS FROM PREMIERE PRODUCTION: Alisdair Macindoe , Benjamin Hancock , Jessie Oshodi , Lilian Steiner , Rebecca Jensen , Tra Mi Dinh
COMPOSER: Daniel Jenatsch
COSTUME DESIGNER: Andrew Treloar
PRODUCER: Michaela Coventry
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Paul Lim