Tony Yap Company (TYC, Melbourne) and Surya Kencana (Java, Indonesia) join forces to create Shadow’s Light - powerful contemporary trance ritual for one night only. Arresting and uncompromising, Shadow’s Light is also a deep meditation on basic elements for living – quietude alongside the ecstatic.
Shadow’s Light draws on traditional Javanese trance practices from the Royal Court of Central Java (‘scrimpi’) and the unbridled ecstatic trance practices of East Java (‘bantengan’, Bull-Trance) and a hybrid of disciplines including contemporary dance and improvised music.
On the Saturday see Shadow's Light – Light Works. These short solo and group works by local and international artists occupy spaces within Testing Grounds, responding to the Shadow’s Light theme. Come for few minutes or stay for the whole afternoon.