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PIECES is an annual artist development program offering choreographers the opportunity to produce a new 20-minute performance commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation.
PIECES showcases exceptional contemporary artists operating outside of company structures whose work embodies risk, boldness and experimentation. It is a season that reminds us of the capacity contemporary dance has to unveil, defy and inspire.
The commissioning structure provides selected artists with resources to challenge their regular practice and dive into a singular choreographic exploration. The eclectic program that emerges is an opportunity to gather and celebrate live performance as a vital experience.
The choreographers selected for the 2021 season of PIECES are Michelle Heaven, Lee Serle, and co-choreographers Harrison Hall & Andrew Treloar.
PIECES is a co-production by Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation, co-curated by Lucy Guerin and Brad Spolding.
Please note, the performance on Friday 10 December will include an artist talk with Lucy Guerin. This talk will be Auslan interpreted.
Michelle Heaven presents a new 20-minute contemporary dance performance titled The Value.
It is something that we see in all kinds of places, in all kinds of shapes, doing all sorts of things … Sharyn and Dana will try and show you how to look at the thing.
Choreographer/performer: Michelle Heaven
Performer/collaborator: Caroline Meaden
Composer: Darrin Verhagen and Kayden Verhagen
Lighting designer: Rob Sowinski
Creative collaborator: Ben Cobham
Costume supervisor: Jenni Langford
Secondment: Janelle Tan
bluebottle, Janelle Tan, Marlo Cobham, Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation
HARRISON HALL AND ANDREW TRELOAR
Harrison Hall and Andrew Treloar present a new 20-minute contemporary dance performance titled Surprise, Surprize.
… a misshapen creature of hacks … isn’t really well defined, but it sounds so … have said or heard it … of terminals prowling about in the dark making their … noises.
Choreography by Andrew Treloar and Harrison Hall with Sarah Aiken and Claire Leske
Band: Rory Tiganis-Hannan, Jonah Grant, Jason Lambrou and Will Larsen.
Cosplay Artist: Roberto Arias
Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation
Lee Serle presents a new 20-minute contemporary dance performance titled Working Title.
For the past six years choreographer Lee Serle and visual artist Mateo López have been collaborating on a range of projects presented and exhibited at MASSMoCA and The Drawing Center (USA), Museo de Arte de la Universidad National de Colombia, and Bodega Piloto (Colombia) and Zoukak Theatre (Lebanon), creating across disciplines to create installations, live performances and films.
Choreographed and performed by Lee Serle
Visual art and design by Mateo López
Sound composition by Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting design by Rob Sowinski
Brad Spolding, Michaela Coventry, Lucy Guerin, Estelle Conley, Mateo López, Alisdair Macindoe, Jake Shackleton, Lucy Guerin Inc and The Substation
This performance includes the use of haze.
PIECES is supported by the Angior Family Foundation and the City of Melbourne