Urban freestyle, parkour and dance will come together in a new theatre experience Jump First, Ask Later, a story about facing obstacles and finding ways to conquer them coming to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre this month.
Presented as part of GPAC’s “Creative Learning” program, Jump First, Ask Later is a high-energy representation of the urban lifestyle, featuring members from Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) and directed by acclaimed choreographer Byron Perry.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre CEO Joel McGuiness said he is thrilled to be bringing the exciting and fast-paced show to Geelong.
“Dauntless Movement Crew are just incredible performers and the show’s themes will really resonate with young people and their families,” he said.
The multi-awarding winning production tells the stories of six young champions of underground parkour – the process of moving creatively through running, jumping, and climbing– and street-style community.
DMC is a movement-based team that combines art forms such as tricking, b-boying (breakdancing), parkour, acrobatics, circus stunts and fire tricks.The performers are all aged 18 to 26.
DMC has featured in films including Fat Pizza Vs Houses and Kingsman, as well as commercials and live television appearances.
Jump First, Ask Later tells audiences of performers’ individual journeys, their personal challenges and triumphs, and how each came to be involved in this “street-meets-sport-meets-art” way of life.
See Jump First, Ask Later at GPAC on Tuesday May 28 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults.
Bookings can be made by phoning the Box Office on 5225 1200 or through gpac.org.au.
Duration: 50 minutes
Warnings: Contains some loud music
Age recommendation: 10 years plus