M.I.N.D.E.D.

Presented by Metro Arts

By Elements Collective

Elements Collective bring their world class break and freestyle dancers to Mad Dance Festival in this genre-bending dance work.

Directed by multi-national champion b-girl Leah Clark (aka Flix), with music by ARIA award winning artist Ben Ely (Regurgitator), M.I.N.D.E.D is an emotional journey through movement and character connection.

With an original soundtrack that leaves audiences in a state of awe through a soundscape of dark ambience and powerful builds, M.I.N.D.E.D  is not your standard “hip-hop” piece. It is a powerful, emotional performance mixing choreography with aerial straps apparatus creating levels of dance from the ground to the air.

This show pushes boundaries of hip-hop theatre with pristine acrobatics, intricate choreography and intense body awareness with an entirely Australian cast of multi award winning performers.

 

“A feast for the senses, with sharp moves from four talented artists underpinned by a terrific score.” 

The Advertiser

 

DATES

7.30pm, 6 May 2021
3.00pm, 8 May 2021

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

Approximately 45 minutes. No interval. 

AGES + WARNINGS

Recommended for ages 15+. Contains haze/smoke and strobe effects. May contain coarse language, depictions of drug use and depictions of suicide/self-harm. 

THE ARTISTS

Leah Tilney aka B-girl Flix – Artistic Director/Performer
Leah Tilney is a multi-national champion b-girl with an impressive 20 year dance career. Representing Australia twice in the World Finals in France & Germany. She is the owner of Elements Collective dance company and EC Venue and has toured the globe with a number of Australia’s highest profile dance & theatre companies including Stalker Theatre Company and more.

Jackson Garcia – Lead Performer
Jackson started dancing at the age of 5 and has been performing since he was just 9 years old. He has toured extensively both Nationally & Internationally with Elements Collective and performing with his crews Team Cream, Swaggamama (Finalist in Australia’s got talent), Golden Coastline, Skill@will and EQUALS (AGT).

Benny “Bucho” Garcia – Performer
Benny “Bucho” Garcia is currently one of Australia’s most high profile b-boys. Along with EC and his crew’s he has toured the globe performing and competing on the world stage. A well sort after dancer, Ben is a cast member for a number of leading Australian dance & physical theatre companies. His explosive movement make him a versatile performer in a range of disciplines.

Travers Ross – Performer
Travers Ross is a freestyle dancer and choreographer who has worked in the Australian dance scene as a facilitator of regional workshops in communities to choreographing some of the largest commercial dance shows in Australia. His credits include choreographing for The Aria’s and So You Think You Can Dance as well as a performer for Sydney’s Stalker Theatre Company during their European, Asian & South American tours.

Ben Ely Music Composition
Ben Ely is an Australian musician and artist best known for his work with Brisbane indie/alternative rock band Regurgitator and Pangaea, a multi-ARIA Music Award winning artist from Brisbane.

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