• Conversation Piece

    Lucy Guerin Inc & Belvoir

    Image: Brett Boardman

  • Conversation Piece

    Lucy Guerin Inc & Belvoir

    Image: Brett Boardman

  • Conversation Piece

    Lucy Guerin Inc & Belvoir

    Image: Brett Boardman

  • Conversation Piece

    Lucy Guerin Inc & Belvoir

    Image: Brett Boardman

Conversation Piece

Lucy Guerin Inc & Belvoir

Presented by Arts House, Belvoir and Lucy Guerin Inc

Conversation Piece brings together three actors and three dancers in a unique encounter between two performing art forms.

The performers engage in an eight minute conversation at the beginning of the show, which is completely spontaneous and unplanned from one night to the next. Recorded and repeated, this initial conversation becomes the script for the work that follows, using the ever-present iPhone to generate live music, songs, dance steps and text. The words remain the same but their intention shifts from frivolous, to hilarious, to boring, to cruel; tuning into the complexities and hidden subtexts of everyday chit-chat.

A Lucy Guerin Inc and Belvoir co-production, which premiered at Belvoir Street Theatre in 2012, Conversation Piece explores the humorous and engaging nature of human interactions, but also the disturbing undercurrents that can isolate and disorientate the individual within a group.

Choreographer/Director: Lucy Guerin
Performers: Megan Holloway, Stephanie Lake, Alisdair Macindoe, Byron Perry, Kath Tonkin, Matthew Whittet
Set/Costume Designer: Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper
Sound Designer/Composer: Robin Fox
Production Manager: Chris Mercer


Conversation Piece is a Lucy Guerin Inc and Belvoir Co-Production which has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Belvoir and the City of Melbourne through Arts House