Deejay x Dancer brings Hip Hop’s traditional dance and musical instrument back into sharp focus, honouring the initial connection that sparked the worldwide culture, utilising this foundation to create new histories. Featuring 3 of Australia’s most accomplished Breakers fuelled by DJ Total Eclipse on the wheels of steel, this new work continues Nick Power’s choreographic exploration of Hip Hop’s rituals and origins, following on from his past 3 full length dance works; Cypher, Between Tiny Cities and Two Crews.
Deejay x Dancer pits world champion turntablist DJ Total Eclipse (AB Original, Funkoars) against three killer Australian Breakers: Anastasios Repousi, Justice Crew member and winner of Australia’s Got Talent; Jackson Garcia, member of breaking crews Skill at Will and Team Cream; and Demi Sorono from So You Think You Can Dance.
Deejay x Dancer walks the tightrope of live performance in a thrilling call and response showdown, highlighting the skill, playfulness and connection between these two traditional hip hop forms in a celebration of the intricate interplay between dancer and the decks. Riffing on this initial spark from the birth of hip hop culture almost 50 years ago, Deejay x Dancer merges past and contemporary influences to push the boundaries of the form.
Deejay x Dancer continues acclaimed choreographer Nick Power’s exploration of Hip Hop’s rituals and origins, following on from his past hit works including Cypher, Between Tiny Cities and Two Crews.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the playfulness and sense of community from hip hop’s origins, this one’s for you! So, grab your friends and join us for an uplifting, energetic night of dance.