Five dancers and eight metal-heads share the stage in this meeting of cultures, art forms, languages and belief systems.
In this world premiere Melbourne-based dance company Lucy Guerin Inc collaborates with Ensemble Tikoro, a heavy metal choir who come directly from the underground music scene in Bandung for their first appearance outside of Indonesia.
The performance sees 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.
Metal was created in both Melbourne and Bandung, a town that sits beneath Tangkuban Perahu. This active volcano embodies the idea of one world spilling into another, where the crust of the earth is thin and what is known and not known converge with explosive energy.
This event is a part of Asia TOPA.
24 - 27 February 2020
For more information, visit asiatopa.com.au/whats-on/2020/dance/metal
Image by: Angus Kemp and Wayne Smith