LGI’s latest work, Metal, will premiere in a five-show season in February 2020 as part of the triennial festival of Asia-Pacific Performing Arts, Asia TOPA.
Performed in the Playhouse at the Arts Centre Melbourne, this bold new work sees Lucy Guerin collaborate with Robi Rusdiana, founder of Ensemble Tikoro, a contemporary music group Bandung in Indonesia dominated by vocal techniques from extreme metal music like death metal, black metal, thrash metal, hardcore and punk.
In Metal, five dancers and eight metal-heads share the stage in a meeting of cultures, art forms, languages and belief systems. Heavy metal and traditional throat singing collide with contemporary Australian dance in an encounter that ultimately transforms them both, as the ghosts of tradition merge with music and dance to invent new mythologies for a globalised world.
World Premiere Season:
24-27 February 2020
Arts Centre Melbourne
Info and tickets
Tickets on sale 12 November 2019.
Co-commissioned by Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Théâtre de la Ville.
Image: Wayne Smith and Gus Kemp