Lucy Guerin’s workshop will be based on ideas and methodologies that have been employed in current works. Recent interests include purely choreographic and rhythmic dance phrases and improvised material based on narrative, drama and conflict. One is purely physical and experiential, where the other brings different qualities into the body through imagination, emotional states and disruption of familiar patterns.
‘I am fascinated by the imaginative, unfamiliar and random elements that surface unexpectedly during time spent in the studio in the making process. Sometimes these can completely take over my initial concept. The content is invariably produced and changed by the doing of it. So how do we understand and frame these renegade discoveries?’
Based on discussions, tasks, improvised scores and choreographed movement, this masterclass will examine how initial conceived ideas can spark unfamiliar and exciting tangents in the studio. When and how should these be shaped and framed for an audience? Personal and idiosyncratic discoveries can reveal something that won’t immediately be understood about our work. Should they be discarded as distracting from the central idea? Or are they the real work that we do?
*Suitable for professional dancers and students in their final year of tertiary training.
Presented by Ausdance Victoria