2017 Winner Helpmann Award Best Presentation for Children.
2016 Winner Australian Dance Award Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance Jump First, Ask Later is a high-octane multi award-winning urban portrait of the streets of Western Sydney.
This physically inspiring showcase of impressive strength and agility tells the stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community. The performance combines street culture, parkour, break dancing, gymnastics, kinaesthetics and martial arts, all of which bring you to the edge of your seat.
Watching the crew moving around the stage you get a real sense of how their street view differs from that of the average Joe. They see a wall – they see a challenge. The performances explore the challenges and collective freedom these artists discovered by mapping their city through movement. Every flip, trick and drop of sweat is a celebration of the will to succeed. It’s a killer theatre experience about finding your path by jumping over life’s obstacles.
The performers share with you how they got into the art form and the personal challenges they overcame. Moments of humour and wit are mixed with adversity and hardship.