Revelling in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations, Split (2017) reflects the dilemmas of negotiating with oneself and others in a world of increased pressure and reduced resources.
“This for me is the joy of dance making, a chance to burrow into the pure elements of choreography—time, space, structure and the movement of the human body—and to allow content to develop from that process which has resonance in the world.” Lucy Guerin
Featuring a musical score by UK composer Scanner, Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement.
Split won Green Room Awards in 2018 for Ensemble, and Concept and Realisation. Lilian Steiner also won the Green Room Award for Female Performer as well as the Helpmann Award for Best Dancer for her performance in Split.
Lucy Guerin was also awarded the prestigious Shirley McKechnie Award for Excellence in Choreography for Split in 2018.
Premiered at Arts House, Melbourne, as part of Dance Massive, March 2017
★★★★½ “Teeming with rage and passion, movement and complex relationships […] Split is masterfully performed.” – The Age
★★★★ “[Guerin’s] choreography is always fearless, and this fascinating work is both beautiful and stark. Split showcases everything that’s exciting about dance as an art form.” – The Music
★★★★ “Confident and compelling, it’s another fascinating work from one of Melbourne’s leading choreographers.” – Artshub
“Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry.” – The Australian