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Motion Picture

Lucy Guerin Inc

Presented in Season 1 2015

Presented by Arts House and Lucy Guerin Inc.
As part of Dance Massive 2015

7.30pm, Tue 17 Mar
7.30pm, Wed 18 Mar
7.30pm, Thu 19 Mar
7.30pm, Fri 20 Mar
2pm, Sat 21 Mar
7.30pm, Sat 21 Mar
5pm, Sun 22 Mar
85 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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Suitable for ages 15+

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Motion Picture takes the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A. as a choreographic score to explore the tensions between live performance and cinema.

The film opens with Frank Bigelow, a small-town everyman, reporting his own murder. He has been poisoned with a luminous toxin and with time running out, he is determined to find out why.

Caught between the living stage and the projected image, the audience is bathed in the flickering light of a screen mounted behind them. On stage, the dancers are both viewers and protagonists, using the cinematic elements as motivations for movement. The transference of information from one medium to another creates a physicalised abstraction of the moody aesthetic of film noir.

From the choreographer and director of Conversation Piece and Weather comes a surprising new work that both pays homage to the moving image and rebels against it.

Concept and Direction:
Lucy Guerin
Lucy Guerin in collaboration with the dancers
Set and Costume Designer:
Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer:
Benjamin Cisterne
Stephanie Lake, Briarna Longville, Alisdair Macindoe, Jessie Oshodi, Kyle Page, Lilian Steiner

Production Manager:
Glenn Dulihanty
Production Consultant:
Emily O’Brien
Stage Manager:
Alice Fleming
Annette Vieusseux

Supported by –Motion Picture has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts & Culture Triennial Arts Grants and Arts House.
Image by – Jeff Busby