FOUND OBJECTS at Customs House
Free performances of award-winning, dance-theatre, family show FOUND OBJECTS at Customs House this Easter Holiday. No booking required.
FOUND OBJECTS: 11am & 2pm
HIP-HOP WORKSHOP: 11:50am & 2:50pm
FOUND OBJECTS is an epic, outdoor, family, dance-theatre work utilising everyday objects and five exceptional dance and physical theatre artists. Choreographed by Shaun Parker and set to a stunning orchestral score by composer Nick Wales, (Sydney Symphony, Sydney Dance Company, Sarah Blasko, SBS, ABC), the work creates a highly physical, extraordinary urban world incorporating high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics, street dance, parkour and seemingly ordinary objects.
FOUND OBJECTS is made up of four completely wordless, but narratively rich, community works – TROLLEYS, HOVER, AXLE, and SPIN.
Lead work TROLLEYS had its premiere in the London Cultural Olympiad, and has since toured throughout the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Egypt, Malaysia and New Zealand to over 200,000 spectators.
– Winner of the Argus Angel Award, in recognition of Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival and Fringe.
HOVER – a humorous and visually inventive homage to Pop-Groups throughout the ages featuring your favourite hits from the Backstreet Boys and The Turtles. All performed by four dancers on hoverboards.
AXLE – a duet between a parkour performer and a remote-control car featuring a stunning electro-acoustic score by Nick Wales. A dancer is chased, berated and bullied by a seemingly out-of-control remote-control car. Soon, the dancer realises the remote-control car is actually looking for friendship, and a series of epic and acrobatic vignettes ensue.
SPIN – four friends playing basketball discover new and exciting worlds in an adventure that sees one ordinary basketball become the centre of an imaginative and thrilling adventure.
TROLLEYS – Part dance. Part ballet. Part outdoor spectacle. Five shopping carts randomly appear in a public space. Two meet and fall in love. A lone cart grapples to find a friend. Three others revolt and ignite a dance of anarchy. Trolleys spin, glide and slide in this highly physical outdoor performance work where high-octane contemporary dance, parkour, acrobatics and street dance merge with the extraordinary world of the trolleys. Featuring another beautiful orchestral work by Australian Nick Wales.
WATCH a behind-the-scenes video here.
After the show, the audience will be invited to join the dancers for a free dance workshop to learn some of the Hip-Hop, Krump and Tutting moves used in the show.
Location: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney