• Hakanai

    Image credit: Romain Etienne

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    Image credit: Romain Etienne

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    Image credit: Romain Etienne



By Company Adrien M & Claire B (FRANCE)

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse


Hakanaï is an mesmerising performance weaving together digital technology, visual arts and movement. From French company, Adrien M & Claire B, experience their Australian debut.

Energetic and performed in real time, the performance is a conversation between light, music and the body, with live animations based on physical movement modelling and an original live music score. In a delicate dance between human effort and technology, Hakanaï uses technology to a poetic effect. Inside a cube fashioned from translucent veils onto which a graphic universe is projected, a dancer takes a virtual journey into a 3D space between dreams and reality.

In Japanese “Hakanaï” denotes that which is temporary and fragile, evanescent and transient, and in this case something set between dreams and reality. This is an immersive performance exploring the fleeting nature of dreams and the fugacity of life.

Following every performance is an interactive session, Experience the Cube, where the audience can explore the installation first hand. On Fri 17 Aug, a special Q&A with the company of Adrien M & Claire B will occur following the performance.

Lock out applies, no entry after the show has started. Some strobe lighting.



Everything is generated and animated in real time. No recorded video. Everything is live.

Claire B

Bridging the gap between technology and art.


An iconic production in contemporary French dance theatre.

The Hindu

Opens whole new universes of choreography.

The Georgia Straight

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
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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 on performance days.

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. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

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See an exhibition
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Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.