THE DARK CHORUS

THE DARK CHORUS

Premiered at Melbourne Festival in 2016.

This dramatic chorus is both the voice of the people and of your most intimate thoughts, a moving sculpture of bodies and concepts made flesh. From the mind of one of Australia’s most renowned choreographers springs a commanding work that reaches back to the roots of ancient theatre to create something entirely of the now.

Love, death and contemporary dance, reaching back to the roots of ancient theatre where the chorus—the voice of the people—bears witness to the drama and tragedy of humanity.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2017 Helpmann nomination for Best male Dancer in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production – Bejamin Hancock in The Dark Chorus.

2017 Australian Dance Awards nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography 

2017 Australian Dance Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer – Benjamin Hancock in The Dark Chorus

2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography – Lucy Guerin for The Dark Chorus 

2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer – Benjamin Hancock for The Dark Chorus. 

PAST PERFORMANCES

DARK MOFO 2017
Venue: 
Theatre Royal
Dates: 
Sat 17 June 2017

World Premiere – Melbourne Festival 2016
Venue: Meat Market, North Melbourne
Dates: Thu 6 – Wed 12 October 2016
View The Dark Chorus Melbourne Festival 2016 program online.

 

REVIEWS | PREMIER SEASON | Melbourne Festival 2016

“Unconstrained, individual movements become experimental interactions, then coalesce into consensus”  

The Australian

★★★½

“With every new project (Lucy Guerin) embraces a different, solidly researched idea. All the shows in her extensive repertoire are unique into themselves.”

The Herald Sun

★★★½
“Guerin creates an intriguing world of shadows and light with a sinister beauty…..Lucy Guerin has created a darkly beautiful but ominous, shadowy world…” 

Limelight Magazine

★★★½

“In the light and in the dark we nd a tension between oppression and freedom, private and public, and self and others played out to a chilling end.”

The Age

For more information about The Dark Chorus touring and presentation opportunities contact Executive Producer, Annette Vieusseux.

Images by Gregory Lorenzutti

Creative Team

  • director: Lucy Guerin
  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin with the dancers
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: Benjamin Hancock , Jessie Oshodi , Lilian Steiner , Stephanie Lake , Tyrone Robinson
  • Composer: Robin Fox
  • Costume Designer: Benjamin Hancock , Harriet Oxley , Jack Hancock
  • Dramaturge: Adena Jacobs
  • Production Manager: Paul Lim
  • Producer: Annette Vieusseux
  • Lighting designer: Paul Lim

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