Metal is a new work by dance company Lucy Guerin Inc and Ensemble Tikoro, a heavy metal choir from Bandung Indonesia led by Robi Rusdiana.

Through voice, movement, improvisation and composition Metal will explore the musical, cultural and theatrical contradictions of this unique collaboration.

Heavy metal is huge in Indonesia. Originally a western form, it resonates as resistance and a mode of expression within Indonesian culture.

Coming together in a choreography of voice and movement, Lucy and Robi reflect on why they have been so committed to their respective forms for decades.

Premiering in 2020 - more information to follow.

Watch the Metal trailer

Metal is a co-commission between Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Théâtre de la Ville. With support from Playking Foundation, the Sidney Myer Fund and The Besen Foundation. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and Creative Victoria.

Images: Angus Kemp (2018) and Lopian Kacapaesan (2019)