The intoxicating exploration of ecstatic performance and wonder, Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic returns to Arts Centre Melbourne from 23 – 25 August, 2019 in a brilliant collision of music, performance, dance and theatre.
In its third iteration, the three-day durational Festival will take audiences on an exhilarating journey through epic artistry and ecstatic ritual, from artists and iconoclasts across music, theatre, dance and performance from around the world.
Created by Arts Centre Melbourne with New York-based Australian performer and curator Sophia Brous, Supersense has thrilled audiences since 2015 with its rich and mind-expanding programs that led one 2017 reviewer to call it “a life-changing experience”.
In 2019, Supersense curator Brous has brought together an extraordinary program of internationally celebrated artists and performers who explore sacred and profane expressions of ecstatic performance.
Set within the labyrinth of Arts Centre Melbourne’s buildings, venues and underground walkways, the Festival’s immersive program will thrill audiences across a weekend filled with Australian exclusives and world premiere collaborations.
The inaugural Supersense festival in 2015 saw more than 8,000 people dazzled by a rich and bold program of world first collaborations and commissions, set amongst the Arts Centre Melbourne’s hidden spaces, underground walkways, Hamer Hall and magnificent State Theatre. In 2017, the Supersense follow-up was a stunning confluence of ritual, expression and transformation. It featured 14 Australian exclusives, world premieres, and commissions, as well as a myriad of first-time artist collaborations including Overground: A Festival Within a Festival – the spectacular closing event.
The 2019 Supersense program will be announced in May.
Arts Centre Melbourne presents
Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic
Arts Centre Melbourne
23 – 25 August, 2019