Jump First, Ask Later

PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure

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’.

Credits

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

Co-produced by PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure

Tour produced by Performing Lines

Information for Presenters

Touring throughout 2019.

Marion Potts Executive Producer
Melissa Cannon Producer

Presentation History

2019
Riverside Theatres
Parramatta, NSW
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Shoalhaven, NSW
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Geelong, VIC
Bunjil Place
Narre Warren, VIC
Chaffey Theatre
Renmark, SA
Hopgood Theatre
Noarlunga, SA
Northern Festival Centre
Port Pirie, SA
Middleback Arts Centre
Whyalla, SA
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Mandurah, WA
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Bunbury, WA
Whaleback Arena
Newman, WA
Red Earth Arts Precinct
Karratha, WA
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.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.