PIECES is an evolution of Lucy Guerin Inc’s annual performance program Pieces for Small Spaces.
The 2019 season included three new works by Melbourne-based artists Sarah Aiken, Siobhan McKenna and Geoffrey Watson SC. It was presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and The SUBSTATION, with a six-show season of performances in December 2019.
The 2020 season, due to take place in December 2020, has been delayed by one year, and will now take place in late 2021. Despite extensive efforts made by all involved, it has not been possible to present a season safely in late 2020 amid the current COVID-19 situation in Victoria. However, the programmed choreographers will continue to be supported during this period via other programs in partnership with The SUBSTATION.
PIECES offers three choreographers the opportunity to make 20-minute works that premiere in a formal season at The SUBSTATION, Newport. This refreshed format seeks to enable a deeper choreographic exploration and offer the space to develop a larger idea.
The selected artists research and develop their work at WXYZ Studios, where studio space is offered in-kind. A strong focus of LGI’s support is directed towards interrogating the process of conceiving, making and rehearsing to develop bold, new ideas that challenge existing notions of dance as well as refine the artists’ own choreographic practices.
Artists are creatively supported by LGI and The SUBSTATION through discussions with Lucy Guerin, the Director of The SUBSTATION, Brad Spolding, and LGI’s current Resident Director.
Discover every Piece for Small Spaces program by scrolling to the dedicated section of our Works page.
Established in 2005, Pieces for Small Spaces has supported the work of emerging and independent choreographers annually. Learn more about the history and background of Pieces for Small Spaces here
With thanks to the continued support of PIECES from the Angior Family Foundation and City of Melbourne
Lead image: Pieces (for Pieces) (2019) by Sarah Aiken. Credit: Gregory Lorenzutti