LUCY GUERIN INC & PHILLIP ADAMS BALLETLAB PRESENT round two of a SHOWCASE PROGRAM FOR VICTORIAN INDEPENDENT DANCE ARTISTS
“New York in the 80s and 90s was an explosive time for choreographers – makeshift performance spaces were created in downtown ghettos, and different dance communities came together to collaborate and create thrilling new ideas. Out of Bounds is bringing back the process of ‘show and tell’ for artists to help them discover where their practice is sitting and the ways they can explore and expand as creatives. Lucy and I are deeply committed to creating opportunities for the dance community. I cannot wait for this initiative to unfold, and for Lucy and I to collaborate across our studio performance spaces in the North and South of Melbourne for the first time.”
– Phillip Adams, Artistic Director of Temperance Hall
“Out of Bounds will give a diverse range of choreographers the opportunity to present new ideas in a low-key, supportive environment. Phillip and I both showed our early work in this way during our time in New York City and are excited to offer this possibility to the next generation at our studios in Melbourne. Looking forward to these new, fresh offerings in a space where risk and daring are championed and encouraged.”
Inspired by the experimental New York dance-scapes of the 80s and 90s and born out of a need to bring the Victorian dance community together in the wake of the global pandemic, Out of Bounds is an exciting artist sharing platform presented by two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Phillip Adams BalletLab.
This April, 28 independent Victorian dance artists will develop and present a short showing of their recent choreographic investigations to local audiences and fellow artists at LGI’s WXYZ Studios. The initiative provides artists the opportunity to receive critical feedback from the two organisations’ respective Artistic Directors, Lucy Guerin and Phillip Adams, as well as from attending artists and peers.
Congratulations to the following artists joining the Out of Bounds 2022 April program:
Aimee Schollum, Alec Katsourakis, Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Caitlin Dear, Carmen Yih, Claire Leske & Rebecca Jensen, Deanne Butterworth, Gabriella Imrichova, Gabrielle Leah New, Hayley Roe, Iris Elgar, Jacqui Maida, Jayden Wall & Melissa Yvonne Pham, John Utans, Kady Mansour, Rachel Coulson, Sarah Kosoof & Caitlin Mewett, Sarah Saxon, Sarscha Lewis, Siobhan McKenna, Thomas Woodman, Tim Darbyshire, William McBride.
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 April 2022, 12pm – 6pm
Lucy Guerin Inc, WXYZ Studios
130 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne
Lucy Guerin Inc is assisted by the City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Phillip Adams BalletLab is supported by Creative Victoria and the City of Port Phillip.
Image: Bryony Jackson