• Australia/Indonesia
Lucy Guerin Inc/Gideon Obarzanek/Dancenorth/Senyawa


Uplifting and joyous. Be part of this electrifying experience.


‘An electric experience.’

- The Age

Surrender yourself to a trance-noise odyssey as Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies.

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. The result is a visceral, empathic experience for the audience – and you can take it even further.

Each performance, 20 unrehearsed participants join the performers on stage dissolving the distinction between dancer and non-dancer, audience and performer in a cross-cultural, shared ritual. Find out more about how you can be part of the performance here.

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Images: Gregory Lorenzutti

The detail


Tickets from $36 + BF



60mins no interval


Cast & Crew

Co-Choreographer & Designer Gideon Obarzanek 
Co-Choreographer Lucy Guerin 
Music Production & Performance Senwaya 
Artistic Director Kyle Page 
Dancer & Rehearsal Director Amber Haines
Dancers Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Mason Kelly, Harrison Hall, Jack Zeising & Josh Mu 
Lighting Designer Ben Bosco Shaw 
Engineer Nick Roux Sound 
Costumes Harriet Oxley 
Production Management Emily O’Brien 


Post Show Conversation

Fri 9 Feb, 8.30pm



Additional Info

Read a note from Director Gideon Obarzanek.

Smoke effects, loud sounds

Attractor was commissioned by 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.

Dancenorth is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.

Lucy Guerin Inc is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.


Schools Info

Student Tickets $16

To book School Group Tickets to Attractor please email groups.perth@ticketek.com.au

A unique opportunity to engage with a work that connects Australia’s best contemporary dance companies and choreographers and explores the musical traditions of our
nearest neighbours.

Students will work alongside renowned choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, an influential figure on the Australian dance scene. Find out more here.

Venue In school
Date 9 Feb, 1pm
Duration 60mins


Be a part of the Performance!

We are looking for a diverse cast from all walks of life to join in the performance. No prior skills are required and you do not need to have any dance experience to apply. Find out more here.


Heath Ledger Theatre


8 Feb - 10 Feb 2018



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