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FIRST RUN

First Run is currently evolving and being reimagined into a new pilot program called CRITTER, which will present a platform for artists to generate critical exchange. Watch this space for more information. 

BACKGROUND ON FIRST RUN:

First Run is a Lucy Guerin Inc studio program presented at our space in West Melbourne. There have been five presentations of First Run every year since 2008. The evening has an informal setting, with two artists sharing 10 – 15 minutes of their work. This may include initial draft ideas, works in progress, the development of an ongoing practice or an investigation into a particular working method, (such as solo practice, improvisation, collaboration or dance on film). The work shown is then opened up for discussion with the audience. First Run was initiated by Abigail Sebaly (USA) in 2008 and past Facilitators have included Luke George, Brooke Stamp and Rennie McDougall.

 

PREVIOUS FIRST RUN EDITIONS

FIRST RUN 2016

#5 Monday 7th November 2016

Presenting artists:

  • Jaala Jensen
  • Caitlin Dear

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

Guest Conversationalist:

  • Ori Flomin (USA)

 

#4 Monday 12th September 2016

Presenting artists:

  • Rhiannon Newton
  • Anna Kingston

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

 

#3 Monday 4th July 2016

Presenting artists:

  • Chad McLachlan
  • Ryuichi Fujimura

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

Guest Conversationalist:

  • Anny Mokotow

 

#2 Monday 18th April 2016

Presenting artists:

  • Leah Landau
  • Kathleen Campone

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

Guest Conversationalist:

  • Philipa Rothfield

 

#1 Monday 29th February

Presenting artists:

  • JONATHAN SINATRA
  • NANA BILUŠ ABAFFY

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

 

FIRST RUN 2015

#5 Monday 24th November | 6.30pm – 8pm

Presenting artists:

  • Emily Robinson
  • Marissa Rae Niederhauser (USA)

Facilitator:

  • Paea Leach

#4 Monday 14th September | 6.30pm – 8pm

Presenting artists:

  • Prue Lang
  • Caroline Lee

Facilitators:

  • Paea Leach
  • Nat Cursio (Guest Co-Facilitator)

Date: Monday 14 September 2015
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne

First Run #3 – Monday 27 July 2015

Presenting artists:

  • Liz Dunn and Corey Pugh
  • Janie Gibson

Facilitators:

  • Paea Leach
  • Jo Lloyd (Guest)

Date: Monday 27 July 2015
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne

First Run #2 – Monday 1st June 2015

Presenting artists:

  • Lee Serle
  • Caroline Meaden and Alice Dixon

Facilitators:

  • Paea Leach
  • Deanne Butterworth

Date: Monday 1st June 2015
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne

First Run #1 – Monday 23rd February 2015

Presenting artists:

  • Luke George
  • Rennie McDougall

Facilitator:

  • Brooke Stamp

Date: Monday 23rd Feb 2015
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne

FREE event, no bookings required
Wine available with small donation.

“We envisage First Run sessions as a forum by which artists themselves can frame and define the nature of their practice, and the dialogue they wish to engage with regarding development of their current ideas & investigations in both making and performance. As well as this, we feel First Run is a ‘situation’ that calls peers and audiences to deepen an opportunity for dialogue within the community, and it is our hope that the varying perspectives, insights and inspirations that unfold at First Run will both strengthen our link to one another as artists and peers, and also open and broaden the way we view and discuss dance as a language.”
– Luke George and Brooke Stamp

The evening is an informal setting, with two artists sharing 10 – 15 minutes of their work. This may include initial draft ideas, works in progress, the development of an ongoing practice or an investigation into a particular working method, (such as solo practice, improvisation, collaboration or dance on film). The work shown is then opened up for discussion with the audience.

First Run was initiated by Abigail Sebaly (USA).

FIRST RUN 2014

First Run #5 – Monday 3rd of November 2014

Presenting artists:

  • Alice Hayward
  • James Batchelor

Facilitator:

  • Brooke Stamp

Guest Conversationalist:

  • Luke George

Date: Monday 3rd Nov 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne

FIRST RUN #4 – MONDAY 1ST OF SEPTEMBER 2014

Presenting artists:

  • Lee Serle
  • Shian Law

Facilitator:
Brooke Stamp

Guest Conversationalist:
Nicola Gunn

Date: Monday 1st Sep 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne
FREE event, no bookings required
Wine available with small donation.

First Run #3 – Monday 14th of July 2014

Presenting artists:

  • James Andrews
  • Nebahat Erpolat
  • Rebecca Jensen

Facilitators:
Brooke Stamp & Rennie McDougall

Guest Conversationalist:
Shelley Lasica

Date: Monday 14th July 2014
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne
FREE event, no bookings required
Wine by donation.

First Run #1 – Monday 3rd March 2014

Presenting artists:
– Jonathan Sinatra
– Kevin Lo

Facilitator:
Brooke Stamp

Guest Facilitator:
Rennie McDougall

Date: Monday 3rd March
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne
FREE event, no bookings required. 

First Run #2 – Monday 5th of May 2014

Presenting artists:
– Chloe Chignell
– Timothy Walsh

Facilitators:
Brooke Stamp & Rennie McDougall

Guest Conversationalist:
Antony Hamilton

Date: Monday 5th May
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Venue: Lucy Guerin Inc Studios, 28 Batman St, West Melbourne
FREE event, no bookings required
Wine by donation.

FIRST RUN 2012

Coordination and Facilitation:
Luke George and Brooke Stamp

October 1 Program

Presenting Artists:
Talitha Maslin
Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata (Wrong Solo)

Guest Conversationalist:
Ben Speth

6 August Program

Presenting Artists:
Yahna Fookes and Jessica Wong
Martin Del Amo

Guest Conversationalist:
Matthew Day

25 June Program

Presenting Artists:
Stephanie Lake
Zoe Scoglio

Guest Conversationalist:
Angela Conquet (Dancehouse)

21 May Program

Presenting Artists:
Roland Cox and Victoria Chiu
Cameron Kelly

Guest Conversationalist:
David Pledger (Not Yet It’s Difficult)

March 5 Program

Presenting Artists:
Phillip Adams (BalletLab)
Ashley Dyer (Next Wave)

Guest Conversationalist:
DD Dorvillier

FIRST RUN 2011

Coordination and Facilitation:
Luke George and Brooke Stamp

November 21 Program

Presenting Artists:
Janine Proost
Nicola Gunn

Guest Conversationalist:
Lucy Guerin

August 29 Program

Presenting Artists:
Ally Larielle
Paula Lay

Guest Conversationalist:
Lee Serle

May 30 Program

Presenting Artists:
Natalie Cursio and Fiona Bryant
Joseph Simons

Guest Conversationalist:
Sandra Parker

March 28 Program

Presenting Artists:
Shian Law
Tanya Voges

Guest Conversationalist:
Carlee Mellow

February 7 Program

Presenting Artists:
Kelly Alexander
James Andrews

Guest Conversationalist:
Shelly Lasica

FIRST RUN 2010

Coordination and Facilitation:
Luke George and Brooke Stamp

November 1 Program

Presenting Artists:
Antony Hamilton
Zac Jones & Timothy Ohl
Michaela Pegum

August 2 Program

With special guest facilitator Tere O’Connor

For this First Run we were lucky to be joined by iconic American choreographer Tere O’ Connor. Tere has travelled the world, teaching workshops and questioning the nature of choreography. He will be running a winter Hotbed workshop here in Melbourne this July with Lucy Guerin. Along with Luke and Brooke Tere will be bringing his charm and wit to the discussions on the night and sharing his international perspective on contemporary dance. Mark it in your diaries, this First Run is not to be missed!

To read more about Tere and his unique perspective on dance see his blog www.tereoconnordance.org/blog/

June 21 Program

Presenting Artists:
Elanor Jane Webber
Rennie McDougall
Tim Darbyshire

Facilitators:
Luke George
Brooke Stamp

 

February 15 Program

Presenting Artists:
Kristy Ayre
EGG
Phantom Limbs

FIRST RUN 2009

Co-ordination:
Abigail Sebaly

November 9 Program

Presenting Artists:
Back to Back Theatre
Antony Hamilton
2nd Toe Dance Collective

September 28 Program

Presenting Artists:
Not known

July 20 Program

Presenting Artists
Alisdair Macindoe
Phoebe Robinson
The ‘Versus’ project with collaborators Kyle Baxter, Joshua Ryan, Rebecca Jensen, Annabelle Balharry, Jessica Holman, Alex England, Jorijn Vriesendorp, Kade Greenland and Sarah Aiken

Facilitator:
David Tyndal

May 25 Program

Presenting Artists:
Sarah Bleasdale
Fiona Bryant & Kate Stanley
Laura Levitus

Facilitator:
Jo Loyd

February 23 Program

Presenting Artists:
Natalie Abbott
Tim Darbyshire
Emilie Forster
Amy Macpherson and James Welsby

Facilitator:
Gideon Obarzanek

January 19 Program

Presenting Artists:
Fiona Bryant with guest Robert McCredie Rogue

Facilitator:
Ros Warby

FIRST RUN 2008

Co-ordination:
Abigail Sebaly

November 24 Program

Presenting Artists:
Not known

Facilitator:
Martha McDonald

Monday October 27 Program

Presenting Artists:
Jess Devereux & Susan van den Ham
Benjamin Hancock
Paula Lay & Adam Pawlikowski
Amy Macpherson & James Welsby
Jo Vriesendorp

Facilitator:
Shelly Lasica

September 29 Program

Presenting Artists:
Deanne Butterworth
Emiline Forster
Steph Hutchison
Rennie McDougall
Abigal Sebaly

Facilitator:
Lucy Guerin