Interest Story

Choreographed by Lucy Guerin

A Lucy Guerin Inc. and Malthouse Melbourne Production in association with Perth International Arts Festival.

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 31 Aug – 18 Sept 2011

    Our world is saturated with news. Torrents of information transport us from battlefields to crime scenes, from celebrity homes to our own backyards. But how does this unending flow of information shape us?

    Lucy Guerin is one of Australia’s great choreographers. Like her contemporaries Kate Champion and Gideon Obarzanek, her work has often blurred the line between theatre and dance. This is not a play, but it is theatre.

    Through an explosive combination of imagery, gesture and sound, Human Interest Story explores the way we consume the news. With stunning inventiveness, Lucy Guerin confronts the impact of global catastrophe delivered daily to our homes. Guerin takes the media’s distortions of time and space and turns them into a visceral critique of the way we understand our world.

    Human Interest Story’s choreography of modern chaos brilliantly reveals through movement what cannot be said.


    Choreographer Lucy Guerin
    Set Designer Gideon Obarzanek
    Realising Designer Anna Cordingley
    Costume Designer Paula Levis
    Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
    Composer & Sound Designer Jethro Woodward
    Consultant Dramaturg Simon Stone


    Stephanie Lake
    Alisdair MacIndoe
    Talitha Maslin
    Harriet Ritchie
    James Shannon
    Jessica Wong
    and a special newscast by Anton Enus

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr
    Rehearsal images by Jeff Busby

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