A unique music/dance ritual.
Indonesia's music tour-de-force Senyawa and Melbourne's choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth, to take you on a unique music/dance ritual.Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, contemporary ritual.
As the performance unfolds, their unusual fusion of hand-made electrified stringed instruments with operatic melodies and heavy metal vocals slowly builds to a euphoric pitch while the dancers are propelled into ecstatic physical abandonment.
Each performance, 20 completely unrehearsed audience members are invited to join the performers on stage dissolving the distinction between dancer and non-dancer, audience and performer, dissolves in this cross-cultural, shared ritual.
Image: Gregory Lorenzutti
Based in Townsville, Dancenorth is a contemporary dance company and an epicentre for artistic exchange and collaboration. The company balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating bold, adventurous and critically acclaimed contemporary dance.
Under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Page, Dancenorth delivers an ambitious and far-reaching program including the creation and presentation of new work, national and international touring, professional development opportunities for dancers and choreographers as well as national and international residencies and research projects.