ON TOUR 2017
JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER
Parkour from the streets of Fairfield
May 2017 — Dream BIG Children’s Festival, Adelaide Centre Centre
September 2017 — Griffith Regional Theatre
An urban choreographic portrait of the streets of Fairfield in Western Sydney, the most culturally diverse region in Australia. This work tells the collective stories of six young people, champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style dance community.
The work 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 they discovered by mapping their city through dance.
At the heart of parkour is a mindset of creativity. A notion that the obstacles you encounter shouldn’t be avoided but rather deliberately engaged with in order to find your path – ‘jump first, ask questions later’.
JUMP FIRST, Ask Later was presented in Fairfield at PYT in 2015, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House in 2016.
For information on the 2018 National Tour please see the Performing Lines website HERE
Jump First, Ask Later
Director/Designer Byron Perry
Composer/Sound Designer Luke Smiles
AV/Designer Sean Bacon
Produced by PYT I Fairfield & Force Majeure
Performers Joseph Carbone, Johnny Do, Justin Kilic, Jimmy James Pham, Natalie Siri, and Patrick Uy
Jump First, Ask Later is proudly supported by Arts NSW and The Australia Council for the Arts
Image Credit: Alex Wisser