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Edgy hip-hop and high-octane breakdance meet contemporary dance under the sure-handed expertise of Anne Nguyen, a world leading choreographer known for bringing street dance culture into the spotlight of the modern dance world.
After years studying b-boy style, capoeira, gymnastics and Brazilian jiu jitsu, Anne Nguyen seeks to promote the virtuosity of street dance. In Kata, the French-Vietnamese artist has assembled eight charismatic dancers who employ explosive dance moves, not only from the hip-hop scene, but also from other horizons.
Against an original percussive backdrop, the dancers approach imaginary adversaries, and confront one another in complex battle scenarios, channelling the warlike energy of breakdance. Following acclaimed seasons at Holland Festival, Tanz im August in Berlin and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Kata finally makes it to Australia for this OzAsia Festival exclusive event.
Australian Curriculum The Arts
Date Thursday 17 October (T4 Wk1)
Venue Space Theatre
Cost Schools$16 / Equity $9
Duration 60 minutes + Q&A
Year Level 6+
Warning Strobe lighting
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