PIECES will showcase bold new contemporary dance works by the next generation of Melbourne’s independent choreographers. This December, artists Sarah Aiken, Siobhan McKenna and Geoffrey Watson will present unique and exciting new works in a six-show season at The SUBSTATION. This triple bill will shift our existing notions of dance in unexpected ways by providing resources for artists to challenge their regular practice and execute their most daring ideas.
PIECES is an evolution of LGI’s annual Pieces for Small Spaces, a co-production of LGI and The SUBSTATION supported by the Angior Family Foundation. LGI has also been supported by Creative Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
SARAH AIKEN is a Melbourne based performer, choreographer and teacher originally from Bellingen NSW. Through solo and collaborative practice, Sarah’s work investigates authorship, scale and the self, looking at the roles of audience, performer, subject and object and connecting tangibly with audiences, to consider performance as a site for empathy & exchange.
Siobhan McKenna is a performer and choreographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Upon graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts (2016) she was awarded the Choreographic Award for showing outstanding potential through her work Petri-Dish. In 2018, Siobhan’s work Utterance won the Best Dance Award and the Temperance Hall Award for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Geoffrey Watson is a Melbourne-based practitioner, whose work is rooted in dance and has branches in wearable design, text, lighting, robotics and sculpture. Geoffrey advocates for an ever increasing state of confusion in the already confounding landscapes of art, history and beauty; producing work that glances sceptically at reality from the corner of a crowded room.
Presented by The SUBSTATION and LUCY GUERIN INC.