PIECES is an evolution of Lucy Guerin Inc’s annual performance program Pieces for Small Spaces.
The choreographers selected for the 2021 season are Michelle Heaven, Lee Serle and co-choreographers Harrison Hall & Andrew Treloar.
The 2020 season, due to take place in December 2020, was delayed by one year, and will now take place in late 2021. The programmed choreographers (listed above) have continued to be supported over 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.
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.
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
Out of Bounds
Inspired by the experimental New York dance-scapes of the 80s and 90s and born of a need to bring the Victorian dance community together again in the wake of a global pandemic, Out of Bounds is an exciting new sharing platform for artists presented by two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Phillip Adams BalletLab.
Out of Bounds invites independent Victorian dance artists to present a short showing of their recent choreographic investigations to local audiences and fellow artists. The initiative provides artists with the opportunity to receive creative feedback from both organisations’ respective Artistic Directors, Lucy Guerin AO and Phillip Adams, as well as from attending audience members and peers.
Lucy Guerin Inc and Phillip Adams BalletLab are delighted to announce the following participants for Out of Bounds March 2021 Program:
Amelia Jean O’Leary, Benjamin Hurley, Gabrielle Fallon, Gulsen Ozer, Hayley Does, Hillary Goldsmith, Isabelle Beauverd, Jake Preval, Jennifer Ma, Jo Lloyd, Jo White, Jonathan Homsey, Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Malika Berney, Oliver Savariego, Piaera Lauritz, Rachael Wisby, Rebecca Jensen, Reuben James, Samakshi Sidhu, Sandra Parker, Thomas Woodman, Wendy Wu and Yuiko Masukawa.
The showings will take place across the weekend of 27 and 28 March at Phillip Adams BalletLab’s South Melbourne performance space, Temperance Hall.
Access the full program and book tickets here
The second Out of Bounds will take place at WXYZ Studios in September 2021.
Image: Jeff Busby