Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo 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 create Attractor. Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual. Dancers are propelled into wild abandonment and ecstatic release, creating a visceral experience for the audience, as unrehearsed volunteers join the company on stage, to dissolve the demarcations between professionals and amateurs.
Ever dream of being on stage with the dancers? Audience members will be given the unique opportunity to participate in a portion of the performance. A week prior to the performance, ticket holders will be asked (via e-mail) to volunteer for the opportunity. Keep an eye on your inbox for the invitation to participate!
Part of a two-week celebration of Australian dance.
Curtain Chat: Tue, Apr 30
Pay What You Decide: Wed, May 1 at 7:30pm
Lead support for The Joyce Theater’s Australia Festival provided by The Pratt Foundation. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.