Jumping with friends


As you well know, we love to get out and about in the general public, catching a range of arts, film, festival, literary and critical arts events. And we love to do that with our friends, and this time we’re going out with the amazing crew from 100 Story Building, Centre for Young Writers.

The 100 Story Building loves supporting young writers to build skills and tell stories, as do we. Which is why we’re delighted that one of their young writers, Caitlin, will be heading to Jump First, Ask Later at the Arts Centre Melbourne (2 – 6 August) to review the show for Peril.

Jump First, Ask Later shares the “collective stories of six champions of Western Sydney’s underground Parkour community”. In a collaboration between Powerhouse Youth Theatre and Force Majeure and featuring the founders of DMC – Dauntless Movement Crew, a parkour crew based in Fairfield, 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.”

More from Caitlin to come, but in the mean time, check out the clip above and head along to the show – so you can tell us what you thought of Jump First, Ask Later too!

Author: Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer and community radio broadcaster. Eleanor Jackson is a former Editor in Chief and Poetry Editor of Peril and currently Chair of the Board.

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