Jump First, Ask Later
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.
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
Touring 13 venues across ACT, NSW, Vic, SA and WA
Produced by Performing Lines
DreamBIG Festival, Adelaide
Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW
Arts Centre Melbourne,
Sydney Opera House
Fairfield School of Arts, Powerhouse Youth Theatre
This project is supported by Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts and the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation.