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
Composer: Scanner
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley
Dancers: Melanie Lane & Lilian Steiner

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

16 – 16 March 2017

REVIEWS | PREMIERE SEASON | Dance Massive 2017


“Teeming with rage and passion, movement and complex relationships […] Split is masterfully performed.”

The Age


“[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.”

The Music

“Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry.”

The Australian


“Confident and compelling, it’s another fascinating work from one of Melbourne’s leading choreographers.”


Creative Team

  • director: Lucy Guerin
  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: Lilian Steiner , Melanie Lane
  • Composer: Scanner
  • Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley
  • Producer: Annette Vieusseux
  • Lighting designer: Paul Lim

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