a new festival full of fascinating performers is coming: introducing supersense

Sophia Brous has curated a line up to ensure this one stands out from the crowd.

by Savannah Anand-Sobti
25 May 2015, 2:50am

Image from Kuda Lumping, a Ritual Trance from Indonesia which will open the festival.

Supersense, the Festival of the Ecstatic, makes its debut in Melbourne at the Art Centre on August 7 - 9. A festival for the curious, bold and mischievous; it will show a selection of music, film, dance, performance art, sound and light. Fusing traditional musical and artisan practices from around the world with contemporary creative movements, the festival aims to create a unique, multi sensory experience.

"It is a space to be curious and intrepid, to come see a legendary icon and then discover an entire world of sounds and traditions that are heart wrenching, extreme, profound and joyous." says the much celebrated curator Sophia Brous, whose impressive repertoire also includes being a performer, vocalist, composer and festival director.

The festival will take place over three days, transforming the Art Centre into an underground labyrinth of wonder. Highlights include electronic duo HTRK who will team up with Melbourne's Chunky Move. Book yourself into the opening night and you can expect to see 'kaleidoscopic colour and mesmerising sound, dazzling spectacles and moments of quiet profundity.' So do your senses a favour and book your tickets here now.



Text Savannah Anand-Sobti

Sophia Brous
melbourne arts centre