Jump First, Ask Later

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Produced by PYT Fairfield & Force Majeure
Originally directed by Byron Perry

Jump First, Ask Later is an urban choreographic portrait of the streets of Fairfield, Western Sydney — the most culturally diverse region in Australia. The work tells the collective stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community.

Urban freestyle forms and contemporary dance merge to create a physical narrative that explores violence, migration, redemption and ultimately the collective freedom these artists 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.

Creative Team

Director & Choreographer Byron Perry
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
AV Designer Sean Bacon
Sound Designer Luke Smiles

Performers Joseph Carbone, Justin Kilic, Jimmy James Pham, Johnny Do, Natalie Siri and Patrick Uy

National Tour

Touring 13 venues across ACT, NSW, Vic, SA and WA

Produced by Performing Lines

Touring History

2017
DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide
May 2017

Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW
September 2017

2016
Arts Centre Melbourne,
August 2016

Sydney Opera House
September 2016

2015
Fairfield School of Arts, Powerhouse Youth Theatre
August 2015

Credits

This project is supported by Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.

 

Force Majeure acknowledges the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, and pays respect to their Elders past and present.