Presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Arts House and premiered at Dance Massive in March 2017.
This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tighter and time is getting shorter. In Split, the dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner, one clothed and one naked, are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity.
This dance revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations, reflecting the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources.
Split received a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Dancer (Lilian Steiner) as well as numerous other award nominations. Featuring a musical score by UK composer Scanner, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most fearless dance companies.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Winner of the 2018 Shirley McKechnie, Green Room Award for Choreography (Lucy Guerin)
Winner of 2018 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation (Lucy Guerin)
Winner of 2018 Green Room Award for Ensemble, Duo or Trio (Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner)
Winner of 2018 Green Room Award for Female Performer (Lilian Steiner – Year of Work – including Split)
2017 Helpmann nomination for Best Choreography in a Ballet, dance or Physical Theatre Production
2017 Helpmann nomination for Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner in SPLIT – Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production
Winner of the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Female Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production – Lilian Steiner for SPLIT
Salihara (Jakarta, Indonesia)
4 – 5 August
Sydney Opera House
8 -12 August
Tanzmesse at Tanzhaus nrw (Dusseldorf, Germany)
White Bird (Portland, USA)
18 – 20 October
The Playhouse QPAC, Brisbane.
20 February 2017
Premier Season at Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Dates: 16 – 26 March 2017
REVIEWS | PREMIERE SEASON | Dance Massive 2017
“Teeming with rage and passion, movement and complex relationships […] Split is masterfully performed.”
“[Guerin’s] choreography is always fearless, and this fascinating work is both beautiful and stark. Split showcases everything that’s exciting about dance as an art form.”
“Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry.”
“Confident and compelling, it’s another fascinating work from one of Melbourne’s leading choreographers.”