Festival 2019

Lucy Guerin Split

  • The Place
  • Sat 12 & Sun 13 October

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Dancing in flawless unison, their movement at times poised, at others animalistic, two fearless female performers demand nothing less than our full attention. Moving through the first part of their compelling duet, they instinctively navigate the terrain of a stark set to a shamanistic, looping, drum score by composer Scanner.

Suddenly, a shift, as the duo pauses to divide the space and restrict the world they inhabit. Tension rises with newly introduced undercurrents of rage, conflict and control transforming the performance, opening up questions about duality as time and space diminish.

With one dancer clothed, one nude, Lucy Guerin’s Split landed in London as part of Dance Umbrella 2019, having blown away audiences in Australia and around the world.

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place

““An intense, dynamic meditation on the female body“”

Gallery +

Photos: Gregory Lorenzutti

  • Lucy Guerin - Split
  • Lucy Guerin - Split
  • Lucy Guerin - Split

Creative team and performers +

  • Lucy Guerin
  • Scanner
  • Paul Lim
    Lighting Designer
  • Robin Fox
    Sound Designer
  • Ashley McClellan & Lilian Steiner

Press +

“An intense, dynamic meditation on the female body“
★★★★ Dance Tabs

“An intriguing dance piece, rich in layers of meaning”
Theatre Times

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

Credits +

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Place

Lucy Guerin Inc is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Organisation Investment Program; and the City of Melbourne, through its triennial funding

Split was supported by City of Melbourne through Arts House


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