Lucy Guerin


Lucy Guerin 2000

Lucy danced in the companies Dance Exchange directed by Russell Dumas and Dance Works directed by Nanette Hassall, before moving to New York where she worked from 1989-1996. She has received several awards including the Prix d'auteur from the Rencontres Choreographiques lnternationales de Bagnolet in France and a 1994 New York Foundation for the Arts Choreographic Fellowship. In 1997 her work Two Lies won a New York Dance and Performance Award (a Bessie) for choreography. Lucy has toured her work to New York, Portland (OR), Stockholm, Noisiel (France), Rotterdam, London, Copenhagen and Sydney. Now based in Melbourne, Lucy has been commissioned by One Extra Dance Company, Dance Works and Chunky Move. She also choreographed Soft Centre a duet for Mikhail Baryshnikov, whose company White Oak Dance Project also performed Guerin's Two Lies. Both works were included in the company's US and European tours in 1999. In 2000, Lucy toured Heavy and Robbery Waitress on Bail to the New Moves festival in Glasgow, which followed performances at the Adelaide Festival in 2000. Her piece The End of Things was premiered at the Melbourne Festival in October 2000. Since 2002, Lucy has been choreographing for and directing her own company, Lucy Guerin Inc, based in Melbourne. Lucy's work Gift was performed by Tasdance in 2000 as part of its HYPER_mobile season, it was originally choreographed for Chunky Move's Live Acts season.