6.30pm Tues, 7.00pm Wed and Thurs, 8.00pm Fri and Sat (60mins)
Full Price: $ 25
Opals are ancient stones created as the last remnants of water are drained from the land.
Opal Vapour explores cleansing for purification, funeral rites and a deep sense of belonging to a place of birth.
Offering powerful physical and internal states while balancing moral and spiritual aesthetics, the performance draws on ancient Javanese symbolism and ritual elements of Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry.
Invoking classical Javanese court-dance instilled with the alluring influence of Indonesian trance-possession ritual, Jade Dewi Tyas-Tunggal's sinuous transformation is held by Ria Soemardjo's pure voice and evocative music suggestive of Javanese gamelan. Performed in the moment, both are transported through time by Paula van Beek's sublime lighting landscapes and haunting shadow play.