A co-production between Dancenorth and leading choreographers Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin, together with Indonesia’s wild Javanese trance duo Senyawa, Attractor will take audiences on a trance-noise odyssey transcending the borders of dance, music and ritual.
Presented on a special ‘surround’ stage where the demarcation between dancer and audience dissolves as the performance transitions into a large-scale dance event. Attractor will not only break new ground artistically, but also offer audiences a unique opportunity to immerse themselves, literally, in the performance.
Direction Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin | Choreography Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin, with the dancers | Senyawa Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi | Dancers Kyle Page, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Georgia Rudd, Mason Kelly, Samantha Hines, Jack Ziesing, Josh Mu | Co –Produced by Dancenorth & Lucy Guerin Inc
Lighting Designer Ben ‘Bosco’ Shaw | Audio Engineer & System Designer Nick Roux | Rehearsal Director Amber Haines | Costume Designer Harriet Oxley | Production Manager Emily O’Brien
General Manager Dancenorth Deanna Smart | Artistic Director Dancenorth Kyle Page | Production Manager Dancenorth Murray Dempsey | Executive Producer Lucy Guerin Inc, Annette Vieusseux
This project 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, Brisbane Festival and WOMADelaide. 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 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.