Lucy Guerin IncPresented in Season 1 2013
Presented by Arts House, Belvoir and Lucy Guerin Inc as part of Dance Massive 2013
8.30pm, Tue 19 Mar
8.30pm, Wed 20 Mar
8.30pm, Thu 21 Mar
8.30pm, Fri 22 Mar
2pm & 8.30pm, Sat 23 Mar
8.30pm, Sun 24 Mar
5 Blackwood St,
Conversation Piece brings together three actors and three dancers in a unique encounter between two performing art forms.
The performers engage in an eight-minute conversation at the beginning of the show, which is completely spontaneous and unplanned from one night to the next. Recorded and repeated, this initial conversation becomes the script for the work that follows, using the ever-present iPhone to generate live music, songs, dance steps and text. The words remain the same but their intention shifts from frivolous, to hilarious, to boring, to cruel; tuning into the complexities and hidden subtexts of everyday chit-chat.
A Lucy Guerin Inc and Belvoir co-production, which premiered at Belvoir St Theatre in 2012, Conversation Piece explores the humorous and engaging nature of human interactions, but also the disturbing undercurrents that can isolate and disorientate the individual within a group.
Megan Holloway, Stephanie Lake, Alisdair Macindoe, Byron Perry, Katherine Tonkin, Matthew Whittet
Set & Costume Designer:
Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Belvoir; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Image by – Brett Boardman