CINEMAY – Season II, Episode I: Untrained by Lucy Guerin

Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm

The first episode of the second season of CINEMAY opens with the presentation of Lucy Guerin’s work Untrained (2009), which will be followed by a video conference with the author. Untrained combines two highly skilled and experienced dancers with two men who have absolutely no dance training whatsoever. The four men are given identical instructions to execute the same series of movements, from ninja kicks to taking their t-shirts on and off. The way they execute these movements speaks about the different physical histories of each individual performer. The complex, polished movements of the trained ones can only be approximated by the untrained ones, while there is a raw spontaneity to the movements of an untrained body that cannot be replicated by the body of an experienced dancer. Since it premiered in Australia in 2009, Untrained has been presented in the United States, various countries in Europe, Hong Kong, and Brazil.

About the Author Lucy Guerin (*1961 Adelaide, Australia. Lives and works in Melbourne) is the artistic director of the Lucy Guerin Inc. dance company, which was established in Melbourne in 2002. Her work has been a major influence in Australian, focusing on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of contemporary dance there. New productions are generated through an experimental choreographic exploration, striving for visual, emotional, and physical revelations that could not be generated or communicated in any form of art other than dance. Productions may involve voice, video, sound, text, and industrial design as well as Guerin’s physical structures. About CINEMAY CINEMAY is a screening curated by choreographer May Zarhy (*1984, Tel Aviv. Lives and works in Tel Aviv and Frankfurt). Once a month, Zarhy presents stage works that haven’t been performed in Israel, either because the pieces are no longer presented, cannot be toured, or were made by artists who refuse to come to Israel. The program presents full-length documentation of these selected dance and performance pieces followed by a video conference with their respective author. The first season of CINEMAY was presented at Kelim Choreographic Center in Bat Yam, Israel, in 2017, and featured works by Eszter Salamon, Taldans (Mustafa Kaplan and Filiz Sızanlı), Martin Schick, Panaibra Gabriel Canda, and Maria Campos Arroyo. The second season of CINEMAY will be presented at the CCA Tel Aviv. Information about the artists and works presented during the program will be published once a month for each event.

*The talk will be held in English.

Ticket: 40 NIS Number of seats are limited, tickets required.

Image: Lucy Guerin, Untrained, original cast, 2009, at Dance Massive, Arts House, Meat Market, Melbourne.

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