HEAVY

Premiere: 7th November, 1998 - The Athenaeum II in Melbourne, Australia.

Heavy is based on the descent into the sleep cycle, beginning with sleep stages 1 – 4 and moving into REM or the dreaming stage.
This work contrasts the clinical realm of the sleep laboratory with the dark, unreachable labyrinths of the dreaming mind.

Responses:

“…choreography that is as precise and inexorable as a sewing machine and as evocative as a dream”
JENNIFER DUNNING, THE NEW YORK TIMES MAY 1999, NEW YORK

“Gut-wrenching, body-blasting, mind-bending dances like Lucy Guerin’s ‘Heavy’ are so rare that watching them feels as perilous, vertiginous and weird as staring into a crevasse.”
CERINA SURVANT, THE OREGONIAN MAY 1999, PORTLAND OR.

“Guerin submits her dancers to a demanding routine that veers from the highly atheletic to the dreamily surreal”
HILARY CRAMPTON, THE AGE, NOVEMBER 1998, MELBOURNE

Creative Team

  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: David Tyndall , Rebecca Hilton , Ros Warby , Trevor Patrick
  • Lighting designer: Damien Cooper
  • Set Designers: Christopher Bruce
  • Sound Designers: Jad McAdam