Event Structure and Sadness
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Venue Playhouse Theatre, Perth, WA
Umbrella Event Perth International Arts Festival
First Date 8 February 2008
Opening Date 9 February 2008
Last Date 12 February 2008
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Structure and Sadness" is a physical, visual and emotional response to a devastating accident in recent history. In 1970, a span of Melbourne's West Gate Bridge collapsed during construction. This collpase changed the project from being a symbol of achievement and unity to one of deep sorrow. Choreographer Lucy Guerin has based her unique movement vocabulary on the engineering principles of compression, suspension, torsion and failure. The result is a complex and arresting dance work, examing the conflicts between the impressionable human body and the unyielding inanimate world.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Test Contemporary
Name Function Notes
Lucy Guerin Choreographer
Gerald Mair Composer
Paula Levis Costume Designer
Fiona Cameron Dancer
Antony Hamilton Dancer
Lina Limosani Dancer
Alisdair Macindoe Dancer
Kirstie McCracken Dancer
Byron Perry Dancer
Ben Cobham Designer
Andrew Livingston Designer
Lucy Guerin Director
Maryanne Lynch Dramaturg
Michaela Coventry Producer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web PIAF website
Event Identifier 85436