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ACM - SUPERSENSE 2017 - Festival of the Ecstatic

18 - 20 August 2017
Arts Center Melbourne
"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