One of Australia’s most adventurous performance companies is bringing its pioneering, high-intensity skate performance to the heart of Sydney for the first time. Presented as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About program, award-winning performance company, Branch Nebula, will transform the Customs House forecourt into a unique skate park for DEMO.
DEMO is a raw blend of skating, parkour, dance and BMX – described as a fast-paced, live art performance unlike anything seen before. With skateboards, bikes and visual expression, performers will rocket through the air among a series of purpose-built ramps.
“Art & About Sydney features works that captivate, inspire and amaze audiences in unexpected locations, and that’s exactly what DEMO will do,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore. “This is a performance that will thrill audiences of all ages, with daredevil antics that are sure to get hearts racing.”
DEMO uses custom-built vertical and horizontal planes that come together to create a 3D performance space. Lee Wilson, co-director at Branch Nebula said DEMO is a tightly choreographed performance that launches bikes and skateboards high into the air, with performers leaving visual traces in their wake.
“DEMO challenges the city and what the city can be, as a pedestrian, a space that you walk through,” said Wilson. “In no time at all, it makes people reimagine what a city is, and enables people to have a different expectation of what you can do in a city, what you can look at, who looks at who.”
DEMO takes place on the Customs House forecourt from Wednesday 30 October to Sunday 3 November 2019. For more information, and performance times, visit: www.artandabout.com.au or www.branchnebula.com for details.
Image: Branch Nebula presents DEMO – photo by Tristan Still