Delving Into Dance
About This Show
Delving into Dance is a podcast of conversations with dance makers and lovers, sharing interviews that are both intimate and thought provoking.
Through a diversity of views, experiences and practices, we can better understand the role dance plays in individuals’ lives, while demystifying and opening dance up to new audiences. What can those who don’t regularly engage with dance learn from the artform?
Delving into Dance is a passion project of researcher and dance-lover Andrew Westle. Andrew is not a dancer, instead he brings his unique perspective and passion for the art-form. Audio engineering by the talented Marco Alexandre De.
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Lucy Guerin is one of the powerhouses of Australian Contemporary dance, known for her work in Australia and abroad. An Adelaide native, Lucy fell in love with contemporary dance and pursued this love to New York in 1989, dancing there for seven years. During this time, she worked with leading dance mentors including Bebe Miller, Tere O’Connor and Sara Rudner.
In 2002, Lucy Guerin Inc was established in Melbourne, providing a space for exploring and expanding upon ideas about contemporary dance. Through its noted Pieces for Small Spaces & First Run programs, the company have provided a platform for emerging choreographers to experiment and explore choreographic approaches.
Lucy has increasingly been working across forms, working in the UK with Carrie Cracknell first on Medea (2014) and then Macbeth (2015). Following the success of Macbeth, Lucy was commissioned by Rambert to make the work Tomorrow.
“I like working with the dancers, I like working on the detail of the choreography and the structure of the work.”
In terms of acclaim across her career, Lucy won the prestigious Bessie Award for her work Two Lies in 1996 and later in 2005, for outstanding choreography and creation for Chunky Move’s production of Tense Dave, with Gideon Obarzanek and Michael Kantor.
A selection of works:
Two Lies (1996)
The Ends of Things (2000)
Living with Surfaces (2001)
Tell Me (2003) with Michael Lenz
Tense Dave (2003) with Gideon Obarzanek and Michael Kantor
The Firebird (2003)
Baroque Masterworks for the Australian Opera (2004)
Structure and Sadness (2006)