After creating contemporary dance for 25 years, Lucy Guerin’s newest work looks at different modes of dancing and what they mean. Make Your Own World is a fragile construct, where the possibility of beautiful systems and organic freedoms are tantalisingly close, but where gaps and chasms are sometimes unbridgeable.
Make Your Own World is a dialogue between two different ways of making dance. Six highly-skilled dancers mix individual, spontaneous movement with the formal structures of choreographed performance to create an unpredictable and enthralling dance experience. Improvisations erupt from learned dance steps and memorised patterns, like dissident voices insisting on a new way forward.
Lucy Guerin’s newest dance work explores societies, communities and personal relationships in flux. It pits the idea of existing power structures that are resistant to change against the possibilities of the present and a vision for the future.
Presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2019