Attractor unites two of the best Australian dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth, traditional Indonesian folk idioms and heavy metal vocals, virtuoso dancers and audiences. Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual.
As the performance unfolds, Senyawa’s unique fusion of hand-made electrified stringed instruments with powerful vocals slowly builds to a euphoric pitch while the dancers are propelled into wild physical abandonment and ecstatic release, creating a visceral, empathic experience for the audience. Audiences and performers unite in a cross-cultural, shared ritual. The show is an ode to the power of music and dance.
Coproducer: Lucy Guerin Inc
With support of: Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.
the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.
Thanks to: Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA through the KMATS Endowment Fund, the Playking Foundation and the Australia-ASEAN Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Brisbane Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, and WOMADelaide. This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts.