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Mobile States - Opal Vapour

Against a shimmering terrain of shadow and sand, the stories of mountains, bones, and ghostly rivers are danced and sung in a contemporary ritual inspired by ancient Java.

Created across two countries – Australia and Indonesia – Opal Vapour uses elements of Javanese Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry to explore powerful physical and internal states while balancing moral and spiritual aesthetics.

Invoking classical Javanese court-dance and instilled with the mystical influence of an Indonesian trance-possession ritual, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal’s sinuous transformation is held by Ria Soemardjo’s pure voice and an evocative score suggestive of Javanese gamelan.

Performed in the moment, both artists are transported through time by Paula van Beek’s sublime lighting landscapes and haunting shadow play.

Toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States with the support of the Australian Government through Playing Australia and the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Direction and Choreography: Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal
Dance performance: Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal
Music composition and performance: Ria Soemardjo
Textile and costume design: Ria Soemardjo
Lighting, AV and set design: Paula van Beek
Sound design consultant: Kelly Ryall
Performance realisation: Helen Herbertson

Duration: 50mins

WINNER Best Dance Production Award, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012

“Ria Soemardjo sings. Her whole body becomes voice. There is a kind of simplicity to her physicality that makes space for the sound to emerge as pure affect.” Real Time

"A unique and mesmerising style of movement." Cameron Woodhead, The Age

Mobile States - Opal Vapour

Prices start at $26

Event Details
Date: 5-8 June 2013
Time: 7pm

Where is it?
Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Theatre
119 Lamington Street, [by the river next to New Farm Park]
New Farm, 4005

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