In Between Tiny Cities, dancers Erak Mith from Phnom Penh and Aaron Lim from Darwin, use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip-hop culture to reveal the dramatically different worlds that surround them and uncover the choreographic links that unite them.
Choreographed by internationally renowned Sydney hip hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest (Future Love Hangover), Between Tiny Cities blends the raw, wild energy of b*boy battles with skillful improvisation and choreography that offers a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality. Between Tiny Cities is the result of a three-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program.
After 11 years Ekak Mith is now one of the teachers at Tiny Toones, a program that teaches hip-hop routines and breakdancing skills to youth from impoverished urban pockets in Phnom Penh. Dancing since 2007, Aaron Lim is a Darwin born b*boy who developed his skills through Tracks Dance Company, teaching workshops with Corrugated Iron Youth Arts and competing in battles with his crew D*City Rockers.
Choreographer: Nick Power Dancers: Aaron Lim, Erak Mith Sound Designer: Jack Prest Designer: Bosco Shaw Creative Producer: Britt Guy
Between Tiny Cities
Arts House – North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Season: 14 – 18 March 2018
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Image: Between Tiny Cities – photo by Thoeun Veassna