Lucy Guerin Inc (LGI) is an Australian dance company established in Melbourne in 2002 to create and tour new dance works. The company has been based at its own venue, WXYZ Studios in North Melbourne, since 2018.
Renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers, LGI is dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to the creative process, and may involve voice, video, sound, text and design as well as Guerin’s lucid physical structures.
The company is a flexible model that values research and risk in the creative process and provides the conditions to question existing notions of dance. This is always a choreographic exploration, striving for visual, emotional and physical revelations that could not be generated or communicated in any other artform.
Over the last 19 years the company has evolved from a structure that enables Guerin’s choreographic projects, to an organisation that also supports the development of independent dance artists in Melbourne. Through a program of residencies, classes, workshops, presentations and mentoring opportunities, it is responsive to the shifting ideas and contexts generated by dance and choreography in the world today.
In 2020, Lucy Guerin Inc premiered Metal, a co-commission between Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Théâtre de la Ville.
Other recent works include Make Your Own World 2019, Split 2017, and Attractor 2017 - a collaboration with Gideon Obarzanek, Dancenorth and Indonesian music duo, Senyawa.
The company recently premiered its latest work, PENDULUM, a collaboration with experimental composer Matthias Schack-Arnott which was commissioned by RISING Festival, Melbourne.
Lucy Guerin Inc regularly tours works both nationally and internationally to Europe, Asia, Canada and the US.
For more information on all the Lucy Guerin Inc’s works, please visit the Works page.
Read Lucy Guerin Inc’s 2020 Annual Report or past reports here.