Production Details / Press Releases
Two dancers face off in a circle amid the audience, the raw energy of b-boy battles focussed by contemporary choreography. In “Between Tiny Cities” Erak Mith, from Pnom Penh, and Aaron Lim, from Darwin, use rituals, movements and the language of their shared hip-hop culture to expose the contradictions of the worlds in which they live – and at the same time to show the connections between them. Taking his orientation from the battle culture of the b-boys, the choreographer and well-known hip-hop artist Nick Power constructs intercultural perspectives and subtly undermines prejudices about hip-hop and masculinity.
Nick Power is a b-boy and choreographer who lives in Sydney. He is one of the leading figures of hip-hop in Australia, having worked in this eld for over 18 years. His works tour through Australia, Europe, Asia and the US. He has been commissioned to create works for companies such as Tracks Inc and Stalker Theatre. In 2012 an Australia Council dance residency in Paris inspired his first full-length piece, “Cypher”. It was premiered in 2014 at the Darwin Festival, and was also seen at Tanz im August in 2016. Nick Power recently became dance curator of the Campbelltown Arts Centre near Sydney.
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TFB Nr. 1220
Cast & Credits
Choreography: Nick Power
With: Aaron Lim, Erak Mith
Sound Design: Jack Prest
Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw
Dramaturgy: Lee Wilson
Creative Production: Britt Guy – ACCOMPLICE
Tour Producer: Harley Stumm – Intimate Spectacle
Funded by: Australian Government, Catalyst – Australian Arts & Culture Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Artback NT, Accomplice, Intimate Spectacle.
The tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
In cooperation with Sophiensæle Berlin.
Tanz im August 2018
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):