Brisbane Festival presents



20 - 23 Sept |



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

Queensland Premiere

"★★★★ – A visceral connection between musicians and dancers" Limelight Magazine

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.

Helpmann Award Winner – Best Choreography 2017
Helpmann Award Winner -  Best Dance Production 2017


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 75 minutes prior to performance commencement time.

Sorry participation places are full.

If you identify with having a disability, please contact or phone (07) 3833 5478 for more information.

Get in quick to secure your desired date and time as there are only 20 spaces for each performance!



This production uses a haze machine and sound pressure effects (loud noises).

Cast & Crew

Direction and Choreography: Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin
Music: Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi
Dancers: Kyle Page, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Georgia Rudd, Mason Kelly, Samantha Hines, Jack Ziesing, Josh Mu and Felix Sampson
Lighting Designer: Ben Bosco Shaw
Sound Designer: Nick Roux
Participation Director: Amber Haines
Audio Engineer: Andres Salcedo Sanchez
Costume Design: Harriet Oxley
Production Managers: Murray Dempsy and Melanie Stanton

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.



Wed 20 Sep - 7:30PM
Thu 21 Sep - 7:30PM
Fri 22 Sep - 7:30PM
Sat 23 Sep - 2:00PM
Sat 23 Sep - 7:30PM

Post-show Q&A - Thu 21 Sept

Adult - $37
Concession - $33
Group (6+) - $33

(a $3 single / $6 multiple ticket transaction fee may apply)

Duration : 60 minutes

Zen Catering

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