In Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច, 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, the work blends the raw energy of b*boy battles with skilful improvisation and choreography, offering a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality.
The project is the result of a four-year dance collaboration between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. The two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together and Between Tiny Cities is the culmination of that exchange.
“Two men use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hiphop culture to explore points of commonality and difference. The result is an intelligent, expressive and engaging production which gently subverts preconceptions around hip-hop and masculinity… A rich exploration of the possibilities of hip-hop choreography”Richard Watts, Arts Hub
“It is a duet of intersecting limbs, pulsing unison and a reactive physical banter characteristic of dancers working together, rather than as individuals. The boys barely take their eyes off each other… It’s playful and exploratory rather than aggressive or overly showy”Dance Reviews Melbourne