In solid.states, Belgium-based German maverick Arco Renz places two accomplished dancers on an unstable moving platform. Performed by Javanese court dancer Eko Supriyanto and Melbourne choreographer Melanie Lane, solid.states borrows elements of their shared Javanese ancestry to trace the interplay between global and traditional forces. Through juxtaposition, both performers share their divergent experiences around the intrusion of Western pop culture into Javanese life. solid.states explores how change ultimately and intimately de-stabilises.
20–21 November, 8pm
Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse (wheelchair accessible)
Giveaway: Our friends at Dancehouse are offering two double passes for solid.states on Saturday 21 November. To be in the running, email firstname.lastname@example.org with SOLID STATES in the subject line.