The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.
Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.
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 Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest, the work blends the wild energy of b*boy battles with skilful improvisation and choreography, offering a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality.
The project is the culmination of a four-year exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. It premiered at Dance Massive, then presented in Phnom Penh and Darwin Festival. It has been performed at festivals in Hong Kong, Penang, Vienna, Budapest, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Sydney and Melbourne; throughout the Northern Territory; and at the Asia Europe Foundation festival and meeting of Foreign Ministers of Europe & Asia in Madrid.
Between Tiny Cities was nominated for Green Room and Australian Dance awards.
- Sadler’s Wells, London
30 April – 1 May 2022
Breakin’ Convention, International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
- Contact Theatre, Manchester
10 – 12 May 2022
- St Andrew’s and Blackfriars Hall, Norwich
24 – 25 May 2022
Norfolk and Norwich Festival
About the Artist
Nick Power is an Australian b*boy and choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop to create contemporary performances. His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities to contemporary dance festivals in Europe.
Nick was founding Artistic Director of Platform Hip Hop Festival at Carriageworks from 2008–2012. In 2012, Nick was awarded the Australia Council dance residency at the Cite International Des Arts in Paris. His first full-length independent work, Cypher, premiered at Darwin Festival and toured extensively including Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Tanz im August (Berlin) and URB Festival (Helsinki), as well as through remote and regional communities in NT and Queensland.
Nick’s most recent work Two Crews (2020), made between Paris & Sydney with all-women Paris crew Lady Rocks and Sydney’s Riddim Nation, was commissioned by Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane Festivals.
Nick is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
The tour of Between Tiny Cities is produced by Intimate Spectacle, with the support of the British Council. It was originally produced by Creative Accomplice, with the support of Artback NT, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and Catalyst.