Nick Power is a Sydney based b*boy and choreographer. He is one of the leading hip hop dance artists in Australia, working professionally for the past 17 years. Since starting out in Brisbane running his own dance space Nick has nurtured young and emerging dancers through workshop projects with organisations including Contact Inc, Stylin Up Indigenous hip hop festival and Schools Spectacular. He has worked extensively in regional centres and in the remote Indigenous community of Lajamanu on the Milpirri project. Over the past 20 years he has curated grass roots, medium and large scale hip hop dance events working with some of Australia’s most significant venues and festivals including Carriageworks, Sydney Festival, Darwin Festival and Brisbane City Council. His dance work has toured throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and Central America and he has worked with companies such as Tracks Inc and Stalker Theatre. Nick was the recipient of the Australia Council dance residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris 2012 which inspired his first full length independent work Cypher. The work premiered at Darwin Festival in 2014 and toured to Europe and throughout Australia in 2015. Currently Nick is developing a new work, Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច, an Australian / Cambodian collaboration involving two b*boys and looking at ideas around locality, style and culture.
Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច
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, Sydney hip hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest (Future Love Hangover). The work blends the raw, wild energy of b*boy battles with skillful improvisation and choreography, offering a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality.
The project is the result of a three-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. The two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together over several years and Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច is a continuation of that exchange.
Choreographer: Nick Power
Dancers: Aaron Lim & Erak Mith
Sound Designer: Jack Prest
Designer: Bosco Shaw
Dramaturgy: Lee Wilson
Creative Producer: Britt Guy
Production: Alejandro Rolandi
Communications: Claire Wilcock
Step into the Cypher, the circle where power moves, footwork and funk is the language. A raw celebration of Hip Hop culture, Cypher is your chance to share the space with four ultra skillful, world class b*boys as they battle it out in the ultimate hip hop ritual.
Choreographed by Hip Hop heavyweight Nick Power and backed by the booming beats of sound designer Jack Prest, Cypher invites you to step to the edge of the circle and witness the raw energy and culture within.
"Cypher is raw skill, strength and talent.. and yet the work is also beautiful and astounding"
Choreography: Nick Power
Sound Design: Jack Prest
Lighting Design: Mirrabelle Wouters
Dramaturgy: Lee Wilson
Performed by B*boys Akorn, Tass, Stevie G and Blue