Astounding cross-cultural B-boy battle
Two B-boys, two styles, two cities. In the alluring interior of the Spiegeltent, constructed a century ago as a dance venue, dance talents Erak Mith (Phnom Penh) and Aaron Lim (Darwin) will astound you with a rough & ready, energetic show offering an entirely new take on dance. They worked on the project for four years, which evolved from an Australian-Cambodian dancer exchange programme. In a ring surrounded by the audience, they use the rituals, styles and language of their shared hip hop background to illustrate the differences between their worlds. Yet at the same time they are inherently connected by their hip hop DNA. It all results in an astounding blend of B-boy battles and highly skilled improvisations, ranging far beyond the geographical borders of style, language and culture. With its excellent choreography by internationally acclaimed Nick Power and the exhilarating music of Jack Prest, Between Tiny Cities subtly manages to eradicate prejudices regarding hip hop and masculinity.
Do you want to learn more about this performance and its makers? On August 24th at 21:00 h, this performance is followed by an aftertalk in which you can ask everything you would like to know!
“A breakdance bromance minus the street cred”
Choreography | Nick Power
Dance | Erak Mith, Aaron Lim
Design | Bosco Shaw
Music | Jack Prest
Dramaturgy | Lee Wilson
Production | Britt Guy – ACCOMPLICE
Tour production | Harley Stumm – Intimate Spectacle