Presented by Arts House and Lucy Guerin Inc for Dance Massive
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Mar
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North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
After creating contemporary dance for 25 years, Lucy Guerin’s newest work looks at different modes of dancing and what they mean. Make Your Own World is a fragile construct, where the possibility of beautiful systems and organic freedoms are tantalisingly close, but where gaps and chasms are sometimes unbridgeable.
Make Your Own World is a dialogue between two different ways of making dance. Six highly-skilled dancers mix individual, spontaneous movement with the formal structures of choreographed performance to create an unpredictable and enthralling dance experience. Improvisations erupt from learned dance steps and memorised patterns, like dissident voices insisting on a new way forward.
Lucy Guerin’s newest dance work explores societies, communities and personal relationships in flux. It pits the idea of existing power structures that are resistant to change against the possibilities of the present and a vision for the future.
‘Fierce and astonishing.’ New York Arts Journal (for Split)
‘Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry.’ The Australian (for Split)
‘A rare masterpiece.’ Dance Magazine (for Split)
Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
Composer: Daniel Jenatsch
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Andrew Treloar
Dancers: Tra Mi Dinh, Benjamin Hancock, Rebecca Jensen, Alisdair Macindoe, Jessie Oshodi, Lilian Steiner
Producer: Michaela Coventry
Supported by –Make Your Own World and Lucy Guerin Inc is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; the City of Melbourne; Ian Potter Foundation; Sidney Myer Fund, Angior Family Foundation; Terry Wu and Arts House
Image by – Bryony Jackson