Created in collaboration with New York-based Australian performer and curator Sophia Brous, Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic will return to Arts Centre Melbourne from 23 to 25 August.

In its third iteration, the three-day festival will take audiences on an exhilarating journey through artistry and ritual, from artists and iconoclasts across music, theatre, dance, and performance from around the world.

In 2019, Brous has brought together a 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. “I’m so excited to bring Supersense back to Arts Centre Melbourne with a program of such profound artistry and risk-taking from around the world,” said Brous. “Supersense is a space where we can come together and enter worlds of experimentation, beauty, extremity,transcendence and ritual. It explores the festival as a transformative act – where the sounds, movement, exhaustion, and ecstasy conspire with the audience’s imagination to create something completely unique and unrepeatable over three days. I can’t wait to share what we have in store.”

In 2017, the Supersense follow-up was a 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.

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