Guerin, Lucy (1961-)

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Choreographer; Dancer; Dance Company Artistic Director
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Born in Adelaide, Lucy Guerin studied dance with several teachers, including Kay Cranwell and Rex Reid, before beginning a two year dance course at Adelaide's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA). She graduated from CPA in 1982 and began her professional dance career in 1983 in Sydney with Russell Dumas' company, Dance Exchange. In 1988 she moved to Melbourne and danced for Nanette Hassall in Hassall's company, Dance Works. In 1989 Guerin moved to New York and spent the following seven years until 1996 dancing with a range of companies and choreographers including Tere O'Connor Dance, Sara Rudner, and the Bebe Miller Company.

While in New York Guerin began to make her own work, beginning with solos for herself and then moving on to group pieces. Her work was presented in a range of venues in downtown New York including The Kitchen and Dance Theatre Workshop. In the mid 1990s she was selected to take Solemn Pink and then Incarnadine (1996) to the Rencontres choreographiques internationales de Bagnolet in France. As a result she was awarded the Prix d'auteur to create future works and to tour Europe, which she did between 1997 and 1998. In 1996 Guerin was awarded a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for choreography for her work Two Lies, which was later taken into the repertoire of Mikhail Bayshnikov's White Oak Dance Project.

Other works Guerin has choreographed include Sweet Dreams (1989), In Endless Description (1991) in collaboration with Sarah Perron, Ghost in Bloom (1994), Venus Bay (1996), Remote (1997) commissioned by One Extra Dance Company, Robbery Waitress on Bail (1997), Heavy (1998), Zero (1999) commissioned by Chunky Move, Soft Centre (1999) a duet commissioned by the White Oak Dance Project, The Ends of Things (2000), Living with Surfaces (2001) commissioned by Ros Warby, Melt (2002), Tell Me (2003) a collaboration with Michael Lenz, Tense Dave (2003) commissioned by Chunky Move in collaboration with Gideon Obarzanek and Michael Kantor, Plasticine Park (2003) in collaboration with Patricia Piccinini, The Firebird performed in conjunction with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2003 and Baroque Masterworks for the Australian Opera (2004). Guerin established Lucy Guerin Inc in 2002, and works recently choreographed by her are listed on the company website, available as a link at the top of this page.

Guerin has received several Green Room Awards and in 2000 was the recipient of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for achievement by an individual. Her 2006 work Structure and Sadness was awarded the 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Dance Work.

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  1. Guerin, Lucy
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
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  2. The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia
    Smart, Judith and Swain, Shurlee (eds)
    [2014]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project

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  1. Lucy Guerin interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Guerin, Lucy, 1961-
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
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  1. Lucy Guerin interviewed by Michelle Potter
    Guerin, Lucy, 1961-
    [ Sound : 2004 ]
    At National Library
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