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Dancenorth / Lucy Guerin Inc / Gideon Obarzanek / Senyawa (AUS/INDONESIA)

Presented by Brisbane Festival

Here is a trance-noise odyssey that transcends all borders, a unique music/dance ritual.

Indonesia’s tour-de-force heavy metal duo Senyawa and Australian choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies – Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc.

As the performance unfolds, Senyawa’s unique fusion of primal voice with handmade electrified stringed instruments slowly builds to a euphoric pitch. The dancers are propelled into ecstatic abandonment. The distinction between dancer and non-dancer, audience and performer, dissolves as the performance transitions into an all-in dance event.

This is an electric experience for joining in, or just for watching.

Be a participant – Register here

An exciting opportunity for you to take part! We are seeking people of all ages and abilities to participate on stage during the final 15 minutes of the each performance. No rehearsal needed. Attendance required from 6:15pm (one hour before doors open). Just be sure to opt in to participate when buying your ticket. Get in quick to secure your desired date and time as there are only 20 spaces for each performance! To join the cast on stage and participate in the performance, participants must be 14+.

This production has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Arts Centre Melbourne, WOMADelaide and Brisbane Festival.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication, the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body, the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Townsville City Council and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.


Known for
Helpmann Award Winner – Best Choreography 2017 Helpmann Award Winner – Best Dance Production 2017

More Info

Direction & Choreography Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin
Music Senwaya: Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi
Dancers Kyle Page, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Georgia Rudd, Mason Kelly, Samantha Hines, Jack Ziesing, Josh Mu and Felix Sampson
Produced by Dancenorth
Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page
Dancenorth General Manager Deanna Smart
Lighting Designer Ben Bosco Shaw
Audio System Designer Nick Roux
Audio Engineer Andres Salcedo Sanchez
Rehearsal Director Amber Haines
Costume Designer Harriet Oxley
Production Managers Murray Dempsey and Melanie Stanton
Company Manager Kellie Williams

Image Gregory Lorenzutti


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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