2018 August 23 24 | 19.00
2018 August 25 | 17.00
Two dancers face off in a circle amid the audience, the raw energy of b-boy battles focussed by contemporary choreography. In Between Tiny Cities Erak Mith, from Pnom Penh, and Aaron Lim, from Darwin, use rituals, movements and the language of their shared hip-hop culture to expose the contradictions of the worlds in which they live – and at the same time to show the connections between them. Taking his orientation from the battle culture of the b-boys, the choreographer and well-known hip-hop artist Nick Power constructs intercultural perspectives and subtly undermines prejudices about hip-hop and masculinity.
AUGUST 24 | Meet the Artist Nick Power | Presented talk after the performance
Nick Power is a b-boy and choreographer who lives in Sydney. He is one of the leading figures of hip-hop in Australia, having worked in this field for over 18 years. His works tour through Australia, Europe, Asia and the US. He has been commissioned to create works for companies such as Tracks Inc and Stalker Theatre. In 2012 an Australia Council dance residency in Paris inspired his first full-length piece, Cypher. It was premiered in 2014 at the Darwin Festival, and was also seen at Tanz im August in 2016. Nick Power recently became dance curator of the Campbelltown Arts Centre near Sydney.
ChoreograPHY Nick Power WITH Aaron Lim, Erak Mith Sound Jack Prest LiGht Bosco Shaw DramaturgY Lee Wilson CREATIVE PRODUCTION Britt Guy – ACCOMPLICE Tourmanagement Harley Stumm – Intimate Spectacle TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT Alejandro Rolandi
A production by Nick Power in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by the Australian Government, Catalyst – Australian Arts & Culture Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Artback NT, Accomplice and Intimate Spectacle. Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Foto © Thoeun Veassna