Congratulations to Lucy Guerin who received the 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for Lucy Guerin Inc’s 2015 full length work, Motion Picture.
Motion Picture takes the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A. as a choreographic score to explore the tensions between live performance and cinema.
Caught between the living stage and the projected image, the audience is bathed in the flickering light of a screen mounted behind them. On stage, the dancers are both viewers and protagonists, using the cinematic elements as motivations for movement. The transference of information from one medium to another creates a physicalised abstraction of the moody aesthetic of film noir - a surprising new work that both pays homage to the moving image and rebels against it.
In January 2017, Motion Picture will tour to Europe for a three week tour:
19-20 January, 2017 | Le Manège de Reims (Reims, France)
24 -28 January, 2017 | Théâtre de la Ville (Des Abbesses, Paris, France)
1 February 2017 | Cultuurcentrum Brugge (Brugge, Belgium)
8-9 February 2017 | Théâtre d’Orléans (Orleans, France)