Two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc join forces with Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa to create unique performance experience that reinterprets the sacred Javanese tradition of entering a trance state through dance and music.
Senyawa borrows from the metal bands they listened to as teenagers (Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden), Indonesian traditional music, and rhythms that seem to channel the pulsing of the human heart--all played on hand-made electrified string instruments.
The dancers seem to absorb the complex rhythms in their bodies. Arms, legs, feet and even hair reverberate and fly, the movement surging from deep within.
Please Note: This performance is appropriate for High School audiences.