Blurring the boundaries between the fine and applied arts
Born and graduated in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner. Now based in Melbourne, Guerin has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Ros Warby, Woo Co (Denmark), Ricochet (UK) Dance Works Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA) among others. Her works have toured throughout Europe including France, Holland, UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland, and the US including New York, Portland, Miami, Seattle, Houston, and Durham. Guerin has received the Prix d’auteur (France), a ‘Bessie’ Award (New York Dance and Performance Award), the 2000 Sydney Myer Performing Arts Award for an individual, and a Green Room Award (Victorian Arts Centre).
Melbourne-based Chunky Move was founded by artistic director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995 and has been the State of Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company since 1998. Chunky Move’s work constantly seeks to redefine contemporary dance within an ever evolving Australian culture. Gideon Obarzanek studied at the Australian Ballet School and danced with the Queensland Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company
Gideon Obarzanek studied at the Australian Ballet School and danced with the Queensland Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company.His international choreographic credits include commissions for Graz Opera Ballet (Austria), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Nederlands Dans Theater (Holland), and the Repertory Dance Theatre (USA). Available Chunky Move films from www.artfilms.com.au: Two Faced Bastard, I Want to Dance Better at Parties, Just add water