LUCY GUERIN INC & PHILLIP ADAMS BALLETLAB PRESENT A BRAND NEW SHOWCASE PROGRAM FOR VICTORIAN INDEPENDENT DANCE ARTISTS
Inspired by the experimental New York dance-scapes of the 80s and 90s and born of a need to bring the Victorian dance community together again in the wake of a global pandemic, Out of Bounds is an exciting new artist sharing platform presented by two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Phillip Adams BalletLab.
Out of Bounds is inviting up to 48 independent Victorian dance artists to develop and present a short showing of their recent choreographic investigations to local audiences and fellow artists. The initiative provides artists the opportunity to receive creative feedback from the two organisations’ respective Artistic Directors, Lucy Guerin AO and Phillip Adams, as well as from attending artists and peers.
Congratulations to the following artists joining us for the Out of Bounds 2021 March program:
These applicants will receive financial and technical support, access to rehearsal space and the chance to receive creative feedback from peers, local audiences, fellow artists, and the two organisations’ respective Artistic Directors, Lucy Guerin AO and Phillip Adams.
Sunday 28 March 11am - 3.30pm
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
FREE - please register as capacity is limited.
This is a COVIDSafe event that has been registered with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). To view the safety checklist for the Out of Bounds showcase please click on the button below:
“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.”
– Lucy Guerin AO, Artistic Director of Lucy Guerin Inc.
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: Jeff Busby.