News: Choreographer Lucy Guerin works on National Theatre's Medea

Monday 21 July 2014 by Carmel Smith

Carrie Cracknell, Director of the National Theatre’s new production of the Greek tragedy Medea , is working with Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin.
“I’ve always been struck by the muscularity, physicality and depth of meaning in Lucy’s work,” says Cracknell. “So it felt exciting to get her to come over and work on this.”
“There’s a lot of interest in dance and movement,” says Guerin. “I don’t know what it is, but the body is in fashion at the moment.”
Guerin and Cracknell talk to Lyndsey Winship in the Guardian, 16 July 2014.

The two first worked together in the Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells, which supports the development of new collaborations and working partnerships (with the help of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation) in 2012.

Next year they will be co-directing a Shakespeare project, bringing dance and theatre even closer together.“We still make enormous divisions between dance and theatre, and actually all acting is movement. All acting is breath.” says Cracknell.

Medea is at the National Theatre 14 July – 4 September
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

The performance on 4 September will be broadcast live to cinemas

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