Saturday 9 December 2019
1 - 6 pm (5hrs) $150
VCA - Victorian College for the Arts (TBC)
(limited to 18 participants)
A rare opportuity to work with Trance in a workshop. Agus Riyanto, Agung Gunawan and Tony Yap will introduce basic levels of internal focuses and states of trance in relation to kinesthetics and movements. Dancers, actors, musicians and anyone interested in trance-in-performance are welcome to participate.
Participants will be taken through the psychophysicallity of unbridled states in its relation to contemporary dance & performance practice. The workshop will cumulate to a final hour of a framed improvisation.
Agus Riyanto In 2007 Agus revived the traditional art of Bull-trance (Bantengan) that had been extinct in the city of Batu, East Java. He is founding director of the supreme Bantengan Trance Carnival, Nuswantara Joyo in collaboration with the Arts Island Festival 2008 -2014. He achived Awards for bull-trances and bull whips in Batu since 1985. Mas Agus is a sharman and a proficient painter.
Agung Gunawan Agung studied Yogyakartanese classical dance in Surya Kencana at the Kraton (Palace). Winning numerous awards, he is highly accomplished in both traditional Javenese and contemporary dance, in Indonesia and internationally. He is founding director of Arts Island Festival and now Pelem Festival in Pacitan, Central Java.
Tony Yap Tony’s most significant contribution to Western contemporary dance practice is his two decades of research into Asian trance practices in dance and ancient rituals. He brings this important understanding and praxis to the contemporary arena of dance and theatre. Tony has received numerous nominations and awards, including The Decay of the Angel which won him a Green Room Award for Male Dancer. He received Asialink residential grants to work in Indonesia and a Dance fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. Tony is the founding Creative Director of MAP (Melaka Art and Performance) Festival.