Jump First, Ask Later is an urban choreographic portrait of the streets of Fairfield, Western Sydney — the most culturally diverse region in Australia. The work tells the collective stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community.

Urban freestyle forms and contemporary dance merge to create a physical narrative that explores violence, migration, redemption and ultimately the collective freedom these artists discovered by mapping their city through dance.

At the heart of parkour is a mindset of creativity. A notion that the obstacles you encounter shouldn’t be avoided but rather deliberately engaged with in order to find your path — jump first, ask questions later.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Choreographer Byron Perry
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
AV Designer Sean Bacon
Sound Designer Luke Smiles
Performers Joseph Carbone, Justin Kilic, Jimmy James Pham, Johnny Do, Natalie Siri and Patrick Uy

This project is supported by Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.

PRODUCER CONTACT

Narelle Lewis | Performing Lines
[email protected] | 02 9319 0066

CURRENT DATES

DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide
24 – 27 May 2017, Dunstan Playhouse BUY TICKETS>>

AVAILABILITY

Currently available for national touring throughout 2018

TOURING HISTORY

2016
September | Sydney Opera House, NSW, Australia
August | Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2015
August | Fairfield School of Arts, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, NSW, Australia