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Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុ ងតូច
July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - July 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm AEST
As part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big World, Up Close and Families Winter/Spring programs, Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុ ងតូច is a dance work that represents the cultural exchange between Australian and Cambodian artists, taking over the State Theatre Rehearsal Room from 10 – 13 July these winter school holidays.
In this work, dancers Erak Mith, from Phnom Penh, and Aaron Lim, from Darwin, use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip-hop culture to reveal the dramatically different worlds that surround them and uncover the choreographic links that unite them.
This is an immersive experience, with the performers up close, as the audience forms a circle to witness the playful and exploratory intensity of physical storytelling. Choreographed by internationally-renowned Sydney hip-hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest, the work blends the raw energy of b*boy battles with skillful improvisation and choreography, offering a cross-cultural perspective on style, community and locality.
The project is the result of a four-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. The two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together, and Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រងុតូច , is the culmination of that exchange.
Premiering in Melbourne as part of 2017’s Dance Massive, Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រងុតូច has gone on to tour Australia, Asia and Europe including a skate venue in Phnom Penh, to prestigious European dance festivals such as Berlin’s Tanz im August and Vienna’s ImPulsTanz.
“A rich exploration of the possibilities of hip-hop choreography” – Arts Hub
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