Jump First, Ask Later

PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure
21 May 2019
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Shoalhaven, NSW

It’s a joy to watch young people overcome life’s hurdles by hurdling over life
Australian Stage

Jump First, Ask Later is an urban choreographic portrait of the streets of Fairfield in Western Sydney, the most culturally diverse region in Australia.

This work tells the collective stories of six young people, champions of Fairfield’s underground Parkour and street style community.

The show merges urban freestyle forms with contemporary dance to create a physical narrative that explores the poetics of 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 later’.


Director & Choreographer
  • Byron Perry
Tour Director
  • Karen Therese
Tour Rehearsal Director
  • Larissa McGowan
  • Dauntless Movement Crew
AV Design
  • Sean Bacon
Sound Design
  • Luke Smiles

Co-produced by PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure

Tour produced by Performing Lines

Current dates & tickets

21 May 2019
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Shoalhaven, NSW
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23–24 May
Riverside Theatres
Parramatta, NSW
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28 May 2019
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Geelong, VIC
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31 May 2019
Bunjil Place
Narre Warren, VIC
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4 June 2019
Hopgood Theatre
Noarlunga, SA
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7 June 2019
Chaffey Theatre
Renmark, SA
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11–12 June
Northern Festival Centre
Port Pirie, SA
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14 June 2019
Middleback Arts Centre
Whyalla, SA
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18–19 June
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Mandurah, WA
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21 June 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
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25 June 2019
Whaleback Arena
Newman, WA
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28 June 2019
Red Earth Arts Precinct
Karratha, WA
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Information for Presenters

Touring throughout 2019.

Marion Potts Executive Producer
Thom Smyth Marketing Manager

Presentation History

The Q | Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Queanbeyan, ACT

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

This project is supported by Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advocacy body; the New South Wales Government through Create NSW; and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.

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