Make Your Own World

World Premiere presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Arts House
at Dance Massive 2019.

Make Your Own World summons images of societies, communities and personal relationships in flux. It layers the individual, spontaneous movement of six highly skilled dancers with the formal structures of a choreographed performance. Improvisations erupt from learned dance steps and memorised patterns like dissident voices, insisting on autonomy, transformation and a new way forward. It’s a fragile world, where there is the possibility of beautiful systems and organic freedoms, but where gaps and chasms are sometimes unbridgeable.

This new work exists as a transient meeting space subject to change, adaptation and resistance and framed by existing power structures. It merges the hopelessness of history; done, irreversible, forever fixed, with the possibilities of the present and a vision for the future.

Choreographed by Lucy Guerin in collaboration with the dancers, with music by Daniel Jenatsch, lighting by Paul Lim, and costumes by Andrew Treloar, Make Your Own World is an unpredictable, sorrowful, enthralling dance for the people of our planet.


12 – 16 March
Arts House, Dance Massive 2019











Images: Gregory Lorenzutti and Bryony Jackson

Creative Team

  • director: Lucy Guerin
  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin with the dancers
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: Alisdair Macindoe , Benjamin Hancock , Jessie Oshodi , Lilian Steiner , Rebecca Jensen , Tra Mi Dinh
  • Composer: Daniel Jenatsch
  • Costume Designer: Andrew Treloar
  • Producer: Michaela Coventry
  • Lighting designer: Paul Lim

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