Presenter: Arts Centre Melbourne. Presenter partner: Bank of Melbourne

PRESENTED BY ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE AND BANK OF MELBOURNE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH CURATOR SOPHIA BROUS

Festival of the ecstatic

18 - 20 AUGUST 2017

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

"Wondrous, hilarious and magnificent" – The Age

"A life-changing experience"The AU Review

"Supersense's success had less to do with the pleasures of individual performance than the festival's overall curation and concept. I wouldn't have changed a thing."Resident Advisor

Supersense is a contemporary performing arts festival exploring planes of ecstatic experience.

Created and presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with peripatetic curator and performer Sophia Brous, Supersense presents a 3-day durational 'festival-as-theatre' where an immersive labyrinth of Arts Centre Melbourne's underground walkways, venues and performance spaces is transformed, creating an experience of wonder, excitement, curiosity and entranced surrender.

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Supersense is devoted to exploring the many planes of perspectives of ecstatic experience. How do we achieve and seek out ecstatic states of being in a diverse and contemporary society? The ways we seek out transcendence speak to a collective instinct for precious encounters that take us into a place of revelation and transcendence – towards the ecstatic. The means through which we do this – through punk, devotional music, free improvisation, dance, movement and extremity – are what Supersense is all about, seeking out experiences of ecstatic wonder.

Supersense is a space for these contexts to be explored and above all enjoyed, perhaps giving rise to new planes of the ecstatic.

SOPHIA BROUS, MUSICIAN, CURATOR AND CO-FOUNDER, SUPERSENSE

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Supersense

FESTIVAL PASSES

Supersense is a 3-day immersive environment set across Arts Centre Melbourne's venues, concert halls, underground walkways and backstage spaces. The festival is designed to be experienced as a total environment so concert-goers are advised to dive into the full experience of what Supersense has to offer with the selection of festival passes across the 3 days.

With a pass, you'll have access to the HUGE, world-class, unrepeatable program of festival events for a great price, plus the best seats in the house for the main acts.

FULL FESTIVAL PASS
$270*

Music and art lovers, this one is for you. Don't miss what Supersense has to offer. Reserve the best seat and submit to an intoxicating full festival weekend, featuring a truly world-class program of unrepeatable events. Very limited availability. Get in quick and Do. Not. Miss. This.

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FRIDAY OPENING
$90*

Supersense arrives with an opening night of revelatory sound, dance, light and collective transformation. Seminal pioneers of music, movement, sound and performance appear alongside emerging creators in modern-day ecstatic transgression.

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SUPER SATURDAY
$140*

The Saturday pass encapsulates a huge line-up of the festival's unrepeatable program, featuring performances from some of the world's leading innovators and transcendent visionaries, performing throughout Arts Centre Melbourne's maze of underground spaces and concert halls.

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*A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

PROGRAM

TICKETS

Below are all Pass ticket options available for Fri 18 Aug - Sun 20 Aug

FULL FESTIVAL PASS

Includes all Friday Events, All Saturday Day Events + 1 Saturday Evening Headliner, Sunday's Overground + 1 Sunday Evening Headliner

$270*

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FRIDAY FESTIVAL PASS
18 AUG

Opening - Includes all Friday Events

$90*

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SATURDAY FESTIVAL PASS
19 AUG

Include All Day Events + 1 Saturday Evening Performance

$140*

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THE ECSTATIC MUSIC OF ALICE COLTRANE TURIYASANGITANANDA (USA)
SAT 19 AUG, 9PM


From $69*

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PUSSY RIOT THEATRE
(RUSSIA)
SAT 19 AUG, 7:30PM


From $69*

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LULLABY MOVEMENT (AUS/UK/USA)
SAT 19 AUG, 8PM


From $49*

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KIMBRA (NZ)
SAT 19 AUG, 9:30PM


From $59*

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NAZORANAI (JAPAN/USA/AUS)
SUN 20 AUG, 7:30PM


From $49*

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SPIRITUALIZED
(UK)
SUN 20 AUG, 7:30PM


From $110*

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OVERGROUND: A FESTIVAL WITHIN A FESTIVAL
SUN 20 AUG, 2PM


From $34*

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*A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.