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Lucy Guerin at Jacob’s Pillow

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Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin explores a life-altering event through contemporary dance in Structure and Sadness, an evening-length work being performed August 18 to 22 at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts.

Guerin has created a movement vocabulary inspired by engineering principles that she uses to reference the 1970 collapse of Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge. The dancers of Lucy Guerin Inc. move to an electronic score by Gerald Mair.

Structure and Sadness premiered in 2006 and the following year received multiple awards, including an Australian Green Room Award for Best Choreography and a Helpmann Award for Best Dance Work.

Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek, artistic director of Chunky Move, collaborated in 2003 to create the Bessie Award-winning work Tense Dave, performed by Chunky Move in the Pillow’s Doris Duke Theatre in 2005.

Tickets range from $30 to $36, with $20 Young Audience tickets for those 35 or younger.

To order, visit www.jacobspillow.org or call 413.243.0745.

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