Exciting news for 2016- Opal Vapour Artists (OVA) will premiere their  new performance/installation work – ‘Enfold’ at Performing Climates, July 6-9.


Opal Vapour is a mesmerising new contemporary dance work.  Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal moves fluidly between powerful physical states that balance graceful Javanese classical traditions with adventurous contemporary dance territories. Her sinuous transformation is supported by the sublime lighting landscapes of Paula van Beek and the haunting, evocative voice and music of Ria Soemardjo.Read reviews >>  

Opals are ancient stones created as the last remnants of water are drained from the land.               



'Opal Vapour is an ethereal and accessible dance work presented by two enormous talents....this layered, textured journey of the cycle of death and rebirth is unusual and quite, quite lovely.'(more)

project background

In creating this work, the artists have drawn on Jade and Ria’s Australian/Javanese ancestry and have been inspired by the symbolism, dramatic structure and ritual elements of Javanese Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet theatre) – a rich and dynamic artform that is continually evolving and adapting.(more)

performances and touring

Opal Vapour will tour interstate around Australia from May 2013 through the Mobile States touring program. Cities will include - Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Brisbane, Cairns and more. Dates and venues >(more)

audience response

'Hauntingly beautiful, visceral layers within restraint have shaped this work into one of the best dance and hybrid works I have seen in YEARS. DON'T MISS IT!' S. Kabanyana (more)

This project has been supported  by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria.