SPLIT premiered at Dance Massive in March 2017
Presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Arts House
This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tight and time is getting shorter. We can all make sense of this dance.
In Split, dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner negotiate ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time. As our world contracts, the clock ticks faster, and bodies press closer.
With delicacy and complexity, this dance revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations; unfolding a mesmerising physical drama.
Featuring a musical score by UK composer Scanner, lighting design by Paul Lim and costumes by Harriet Oxley, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most original dance companies.
Choreographer & Director: Lucy Guerin
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley
Dancers: Melanie Lane & Lilian Steiner
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
16 – 16 March 2017
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“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 chowcases 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.”