Lucy Guerin

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Lucy Guerin
Born 1961
Adelaide, Australia
Nationality Australian
Known for Dance and choreography
Movement Modern dance

Lucy Guerin (born 1961) is an Australian dancer and choreographer. Her work is described as post-modern.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Lucy Guerin was born in Adelaide, Australia, and began her dance education at local dance schools. She graduated from Adelaide's Center for Performing Arts in 1982 and found employment in Sydney with Russell Dumas' Dance Exchange in 1983. In 1988 she took a position in Melbourne with Nanette Hassall's Dance Works company.[2]

In 1989 Guerin relocated to New York City where she danced until 1996 with companies and choreographers including Tere O'Connor, Sara Rudner and Bebe Miller, and also began working as a choreographer. She presented Solemn Pink and Incarnadine (1996) at the Rencontres choreographiques internationales de Bagnolet in France, winning the Prix d'auteur. She toured Europe from 1997–98, and received a Bessie Award in 1996 for her Two Lies. In 1996 Guerin returned to Australia, and in 2002 she established the Australian dance company Lucy Guerin Inc.[3] In New York her work has been presented at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Prix d'auteur, 1996
  • Bessie Award, 1996
  • Green Room Awards
  • Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, 2000
  • Helpmann Award for Best Dance Work, 2006

Works[edit]

Selected works include:

  • Sweet Dreams (1989)
  • In Endless Description (1991) with Sarah Perron
  • Ghost in Bloom (1994)
  • Venus Bay (1996)
  • Remote (1997)
  • Robbery Waitress on Bail (1997)
  • Heavy (1998)
  • Zero (1999)
  • Soft Centre (1999)
  • The Ends of Things (2000)
  • Living with Surfaces (2001)
  • Melt (2002)
  • Tell Me (2003) with Michael Lenz
  • Tense Dave (2003) with Gideon Obarzanek and Michael Kantor
  • Plasticine Park (2003) with Patricia Piccinini
  • The Firebird 2003
  • Baroque Masterworks for the Australian Opera (2004)
  • Structure and Sadness (2006)
  • Corridor (2008)
  • Untrained (2009)
  • Human Interest Story (2010)
  • Conversation Piece (2012)
  • Weather (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australasian drama studies" (41). 2002. 
  2. ^ "Artistic Director". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lucy Guerin (1961-)". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 

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