Broadsheet presents LATE NIGHTS

In collaboration with Melbourne Art Fair’s esteemed partners and the city’s premier arts institutions, the LATE NIGHTS program celebrates Melbourne as Australia’s arts capital, hosting late-night artist talks, performances, music and exclusive events.

Discover LATE NIGHTS highlights below. To view all event listings and register your attendance, view the full Program below.

LATE NIGHTS is presented by Broadsheet.

NEWRETRO REDUX | LUCY GUERIN INC

Following a critically acclaimed premiere season at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in 2023, Lucy Guerin Inc’s NEWRETRO will be reinvented for Melbourne Art Fair in 2024 with NEWRETRO REDUX.

This thrilling site-responsive performance installation reconstructs fragments from Lucy Guerin’s incredible back-catalogue, condensing choreography from different time periods into the same temporal space creating a living archive of new, corporeal gestures.

Featuring a cast of 10 exceptional Melbourne dancers, NEWRETRO REDUX will unfold over one-hour, inviting audiences to witness the performance from all sides in an experience at once intimate and spectacular.

A moving celebration of Lucy Guerin the artist, a testimony to her decades-long investment in dancers and dancing and the field of artistic creation. – Philipa Rothfield, The Saturday Paper

Audience members are free to roam and may enter and leave the performance space at any time within the one-hour duration of the performance.

About Lucy Guerin Inc
Established in Melbourne in 2002 by Artistic Director Lucy Guerin, Lucy Guerin Inc (LGI) is an Australian dance company dedicated to challenging and extending the art of contemporary dance.

Melbourne Art Foundation thanks its patrons for generously donating to support this commission:
Peter Jopling AM KC
Michaela and Rob Webb
Maree and Andrew Di Pasquale
Rose Hiscock and Virginia Lovett
Justin Homer

This presentation would not have been possible without the generous support of the late Chloe Munro AO and Lucy Guerin Inc’s Commissioning Circle.

Creative Team
Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
Dancers: Alice Dixon, Amber McCartney, Benjamin Hancock, Caitlin Mewett, Claire Leske, Deanne Butterworth, Geoffrey Watson, Georgia Rudd, Michelle Heaven, Tra Mi Dinh
Composer & Sound Designer: Jethro Woodward
Lighting Designer: Paul Lim
Costume Designer: Kate Davis
Producer: Estelle Conley
Executive Producer: Brendan O’Connell

Image: Gregory Lorenzutti.

LUX AUSTRALIS BY ELENA KATS-CHERNIN

The Lux Australis Ensemble performs their inaugural work, eponymously titled Lux Australis by Elena Kats-Chernin AO to celebrate the opening of the Melbourne Art Fair 2024. This work for string orchestra is in six contrasting movements reflecting the Six Essential Human Qualities of Resilience, Vitality, Brilliance, Integrity, Clarity and Renewal.
 
Following the performance, Artistic Director Richard Parker will interview Composer Elena Kats Chernin and Conductor Luke Severn about the inspiration, creation and performance of this work.
 
The evening will conclude with a supper of Glenfiddich whisky and lobster roll by Andrew McConnell.
Image: Lux Australis performed at RATIONALE Head Quarters, 2022.

MELBOURNE ART FAIR AFTER PARTY

The art world and art loving public unite at the official Melbourne Art Fair Vernissage After Party. Join us to celebrate the launch of Melbourne Art Fair’s 2024 edition at The Kelvin Club, a private members club where old world meets new, nestled in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, with live music from Toni Yotzi presented by Hope St Radio.

9:00pm till late. Capacity limited. Get in quick to secure your spot.