Surrender yourself to a trance-noise odyssey.
And be part of a new music and dance work created by Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa, Melbourne choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek and 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 of Attractor 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 unrehearsed participants join the performers on stage dissolving the distinction between dancer and non-dancer, audience and performer in a cross-cultural, shared ritual.
CALL OUT FOR PARTICIPANTS
Attractor requires a diverse cast of 20 participants to volunteer as part of the final 15 minutes of the performance. There is no rehearsal required, participants are simply asked to arrive early on the night to receive a briefing and meet the company. Participants will be asked to follow simple instructions told to them through an in-ear microphone which is fitted before the show.
We are looking for a diverse cast from all walks of life. No prior skills are required and you do not need to have any dance experience to apply. Participants with a disability are encouraged to apply, we will happily accommodate access requirements. Participants from 14 – 70 years of age are welcome.
Dates (select one): Thu 8 – Sat 10 Feb
Time: Performances start at 7.30pm. Participants will be required to arrive at 6.30pm.
Duration: Performances are 60 minutes long. Volunteers will be asked to participate in the final 15 minutes only.
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
You must hold a valid ticket for the performance you wish to take part in. You can purchase your ticket here.
Following your registration submission, you will be contacted by Perth Festival to confirm your place. You’ll be sent information about what to wear and what to bring well in advance.