Spectra draws together a melting pot of visionary arts from Australia and Japan in an artistic collaboration that spans continents and cultures. Blending contemporary dance, butoh, live music and visual art, Spectra explores the phenomenology of dependent origination which states that the secret of the universe lies in the nature of causality – the way one thing leads to another. It examines how all things that come into being – whether it be a human life, a thought or a galaxy – depend on an endless chain of preceding causes and conditions.
Co-commissioned by OzAsia Festival, Spectra is produced and performed by Dancenorth and Twine Projects and features guest performers from Batik dance company in Tokyo and the visual design of internationally renowned artist Tatsuo Miyajima. Directed by Kyle Page and Amber Haines, Spectra is an investigation into the latent beauty that resides within causal agency, illuminating the potency of intentional actions and their inherent power to bear fruit in the future.