Salamanca Arts Centre and Mobile States present Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal’s return to Hobart with the stunning dance performance Opal Vapour. Created across two countries – Australia and Indonesia – invoking classical Javanese court-dance, instilled with the mystical influence of Indonesian trance-possession ritual. Opal Vapour is a mesmerising new contemporary dance work exploring deep connections between human origins and nature, rites of passage and embodiment in performance.
Jade’s sinuous transformation is supported by the sublime lighting landscapes of Paula van Beek and the haunting, evocative voice and music of Ria Soemardjo.
“This is a celebration of heritage begun with the chime of a bell and hallowed by the melancholy song.”
– Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age
Visit the Opal Vapour tour website for further details about the project background and more reviews.
“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.”
Direction & choreography Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal | Dance performance Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal | Music composition & performance Ria Soemardjo | Textile & costume design Ria Soemardjo | Lighting, AV & set design Paula van Beek | Sound design consultant Kelly Ryall |Performance realisation Helen Herbertson
Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 7:00pm
Thursday 23 May 2013 at 7:00pm
Friday 24 May 2013 at 8:00pm