“Two men use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hiphop culture to explore points of commonality and difference. The result is an intelligent, expressive and engaging production which gently subverts preconceptions around hip-hop and masculinity… A rich exploration of the possibilities of hip-hop choreography and an early highlight of Dance Massive.”
It is a duet of intersecting limbs, pulsing unison and a reactive physical banter characteristic of dancers working together, rather than as individuals.
The boys barely take their eyes off each other for the 40 minute duration and only leave the round space for seconds to grab bottles of water. There’s the expected displays of head spins and inverted balances but these are really a small part of a varied vocabulary that borrows even from contact improvisation and the more micro movements of contemporary dance.
It’s playful and exploratory rather than aggressive or overly showy and the boys display both intense concentration and a cocky levity.
– Dance Reviews Melbourne (full review)
Choreographer Nick Power
Dancers Aaron Lim & Erak Mith
Sound Designer Jack Prest
Lighting Designer Bosco Shaw
Dramaturg Lee Wilson
Creative Producer Britt Guy – ACCOMPLICE
Tour Producer Harley Stumm – Intimate Spectacle
Arts House, Melbourne (Dance Massive), March 2017
Skateistan, Phnom Penh, March 2017
Duration: 40 minutes. Performance is staged within a 10m diameter circle in a room of minimum dimensions 12m x 12m. Audience stands around perimeter of circle, so capacity is 100. Suits studio theatres, halls or any flat floor room, ideally with lighting grid. Outdoor staging also possible. Touring team: 4.
Between Tiny Cities was developed with the support of the Australian Government through Catalyst – Australian Arts & Culture Fund, and through the Australia Council for the Arts; and of Artback NT and Accomplice. Intimate Spectacle is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.