Following a critically acclaimed premiere season at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in 2023, NEWRETRO will be reinvented for Melbourne Art Fair in 2024 with NEWRETRO REDUX.
This thrilling site-responsive performance installation reconstructs fragments from Lucy Guerin’s incredible back-catalogue, condensing choreography from different time periods into the same temporal space creating a living archive of new, corporeal gestures.
Featuring a cast of 10 exceptional Melbourne dancers, NEWRETRO REDUX will unfold over one-hour, inviting audiences to witness the performance from all sides in an experience at once intimate and spectacular.
A moving celebration of Lucy Guerin the artist, a testimony to her decades-long investment in dancers and dancing and the field of artistic creation.
– Philipa Rothfield, The Saturday Paper
Audience members are free to roam and may enter and leave the performance space at any time within the one-hour duration of the performance.
Friday 23 February, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Alpha60 Chapter House
L2/195 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
Free, no ticket required
You can register your attendance here to receive a reminder the day before
Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
Dancers: Alice Dixon, Amber McCartney, Benjamin Hancock, Caitlin Mewett, Claire Leske, Deanne Butterworth, Geoffrey Watson, Georgia Rudd, Michelle Heaven, Tra Mi Dinh
Composer & Sound Designer: Jethro Woodward
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Kate Davis
Sound Design Realisation: Robert Downie
Stage Manager: Claudia Howarth
Producer: Estelle Conley
Executive Producer: Brendan O’Connell
Melbourne Art Foundation thanks its patrons for generously donating to support this commission:
– Peter Jopling AM KC
– Michaela and Rob Webb
– Maree and Andrew Di Pasquale
– Rose Hiscock and Virginia Lovett
– Justin Homer
This presentation would not have been possible without the generous support of the late Chloe Munro AO and Lucy Guerin Inc’s Commissioning Circle.