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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 18+. 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 the current Australian & Pacific B-girl Champion and represented Australia in the World Finals in Montpellier France in 2012 and most recently in NZ 2016 at Battle of the Year.

Brad “Yogi” Harrison – Performer
Brad “Yogi” Harrison is the current R16 Australian B-boy Champion just returning for South Korea representing Australia in the R16 World Finals 2015.

Benny “Bucho” Garcia – Performer
Benny “Bucho” Garcia is a multi-award winning b-boy and performer with commercial dance groups Swagamama & Equals Crew and recently placed 2nd at the National final for the Redbull BC One Competition.

Travers Ross – Performer
Travers Ross is a freestyle dancer and choreographer 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 including the Aria’s and So You Think You Can Dance as well as European tours with Sydney’s Stalker Theatre Company.

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

Emma Serjeant – Dramaturg/Producer
Co-Founder of international touring and award winning Casus Circus and Creative Director of ESP-Emma Serjeant Performance is an experienced director and creator. Emma came on board as a dramaturg for the creative development to ensure this production reaches it full potential as a polished and touring work.

VISITING US

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