2016 House Programs The Dark Chorus - Page 4

LUCY GUERIN CHOREOGRAPHER & DIRECTOR Born in Adelaide, Lucy graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce her first choreographic works. In 2002 she established Lucy Guerin Inc in Melbourne to support the development, creation and touring of new works with a focus on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of contemporary dance. Major Lucy Guerin Inc works include Structure and Sadness (2006), Corridor (2008), Untrained (2009), Human Interest Story (2010), Conversation Piece (2012), Weather (2012), Motion Picture (2015) and The Dark Chorus (2016). Lucy has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as well as to most of Australia’s major festivals and venues. She has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA), Lyon Opera Ballet (France), and Rambert (UK) among many others. Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, a New York Dance and Performance Award (a ‘Bessie’), numerous Green Room Awards, a Helpmann Award and two Australian Dance Awards. In 2016 she was awarded the Australia Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance.