Premiere 7 November, 1998
Heavy is based on the descent into the sleep cycle, beginning with sleep stages 1 - 4 and moving into REM or the dreaming stage.
This work contrasts the clinical realm of the sleep laboratory with the dark, unreachable labyrinths of the dreaming mind.
'Heavy' premiered at The Athenaeum II in Melbourne, Australia
Sound: Jad McAdam
Lighting: Damien Cooper
Set Design: Christopher Bruce
"...choreography that is as precise and inexorable as a sewing machine and as evocative as a dream"
JENNIFER DUNNING, THE NEW YORK TIMES
MAY 1999, NEW YORK
"Gut-wrenching, body-blasting, mind-bending dances like Lucy Guerin's 'Heavy' are so rare that watching them feels as perilous, vertiginous and weird as staring into a crevasse."CERINA SURVANT, THE OREGONIAN
MAY 1999, PORTLAND OR.
"Guerin submits her dancers to a demanding routine that veers from the highly atheletic to the dreamily surreal"HILARY CRAMPTON, THE AGE,
NOVEMBER 1998, MELBOURNE