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.


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


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


Human Interest Story …is perhaps Guerin’s bleakest and most powerful work yet. Paradoxically, it is also the funniest.

Alison Croggan | Theatre Notes

It’s not just the choreography that excels here though – each and every one of the dancers is right there in the moment, going somewhere far beyond their personal comfort zone.

Stephanie Glickman | Australian Stage