SOFT CENTER

Premiered 13 May, 1999.

Commissioned By:
White Oak Dance Project, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, US

Soft Center rejects the sentimental cliches that often describe male/female relationships in dance. But imbedded in the abstract electronic music score is a burst of lush, romantic music which belies the detached objectivity of the two dancers.

REVIEWS | PREMIER SEASON

“Complex and demanding, it’s the purest of pure dance…No romance here; just the steps, ma’am, and they’re gripping.”
ELIZABETH ZIMMER, THE VILLAGE VOICE, AUGUST 1999, NEW YORK 

“Lucy Guerin had the most inventive vocabulary… knots and coils of dancing intricately put together and very well performed.”
ANNA KISSELGOFF, NEW YORK TIMES, AUGUST 1999, NEW YORK 

Creative Team

  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: Mikhail Baryshnikov , Raquel Aedo
  • Costume Designer: Liz Prince
  • Lighting designer: David Finn
  • Sound Designers: Fonn , Hindemith , Pole , Various Artists