Inspired by the legendary block parties of 1970’s New York, acclaimed choreographer Nick Power pays tribute to hip hop’s origins in a thrilling call and response showdown.
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 celebration of the intricate interplay between dancer and the decks that highlights the skill, playfulness and connection between these two traditional hip hop forms. Riffing on this initial spark from the birth of hip hop culture almost 50 years ago, this high-energy event merges past and contemporary influences to push the boundaries of the form. It continues Nick Power’s exploration of hip hop’s rituals and origins, following on from his past hit works in Darwin including Cypher, Between Tiny Cities and Block Party at The Lighthouse.
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the playfulness and sense of community from hip hop’s origins, this one’s for you! Grab your crew and join us for an uplifting, energetic night of dance.
Young Friends discount applies.
‘Raw skill, strength and talent yet the work is also beautiful and astounding.’
Director & Choreographer Nick Power
Costume Designer Ting Tan
Dramaturg Lee Wilson
Dancers Anastasios Repousis, Demi Sorono, Jackson Garcia
DJ & Sound Designer DJ Total Eclipse
Production Manager Alejandro Rolandi
Producer Kath Papas Productions
Main Photo Daniel Boud
Additional Photos Jordan Munns
Proudly supported by
Commissioned by Sydney Opera House as part of New Work Now, enabled by Taylor Construction Group.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.