The Dark Chorus recalls the roots of ancient theatre where the chorus bears witness to the drama and tragedy of humanity.
Through the tensions of binaries: light and dark; past and present; motion and stillness; sound and silence, The Dark Chorus reaches deep into history to create something entirely of the now.
Both the voice of the people and of your most intimate thoughts, this dramatic chorus is a moving sculpture of bodies and concepts made flesh.
Winner of 2017 Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (Lucy Guerin) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Benjamin Hancock).
Premiered at Melbourne Festival in 2016.
“Unconstrained, individual movements become experimental interactions, then coalesce into consensus”
“With every new project (Lucy Guerin) embraces a different, solidly researched idea. All the shows in her extensive repertoire are unique into themselves.”
The Herald Sun
“Guerin creates an intriguing world of shadows and light with a sinister beauty…..Lucy Guerin has created a darkly beautiful but ominous, shadowy world…”
“In the light and in the dark we find a tension between oppression and freedom, private and public, and self and others played out to a chilling end.”
View the Premier Season program online.
Images by Gregory Lorenzutti