Premiere 17th October 2012
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Australia
Weather looks at our complex relationship with the elemental forces of the environment. Guerin embarks on an intense choreographic exploration of the forms and affects of weather phenomena, the uncontrollable power of nature and the affects of the by-products of human living.
Integrating physical sensation and textural sound with a shifting sculptural design, this arresting work manifests the fragility and brutality inherent in our conflicted relationship with the earth. The visceral sensations of the elements and the dynamic patterns of weather systems create an immersive experience that celebrates the physical body’s connection to the natural world.
Director: Lucy Guerin
Choreography: Lucy Guerin with the Dancers
Set Design: Robert Cousins
Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne
Composer: Oren Ambarchi
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Dancers: Talitha Maslin, Alisdair Macindoe, Kirstie McCracken, Harriet Ritchie, Lee Serle and Lilian Steiner.
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Commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Place des Arts
Supported by Arts Victoria, Australia Council, Besen Family Foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation and Malthouse Theatre