100 Years of the History of Dance

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100 Years of the History of Dance as told by one man in 60 minutes with an Energetic Group Finale...!!!
Recreating some of the most influential choreographic moments of the last century, this grade-A student gives a school report like you’ve never seen!

Following up from his hit solo show “First Things First” which toured Australia in 2015, dance and comic maverick, Joseph Simons, returns with his next solo adventure exploring the last century of developments in dance.

This one-man play follows Jacob: a schoolboy challenged with presenting a school report on the history of dance. Exploring the lives of influential choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson, Gene Kelly and Paula Abdul, Jacob not only talks about them, but demonstrates their signature styles at the same time! Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary dance are all addressed, as Jacob questions the difference between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’, and begins to question his own legacy.
Original music for the show is composed by Italian film score composer Enrico Melozzi.

Joseph Simons instinctively understands timing, the real surprise, and the right humour - he is a kind of magician!” Anna Volksland

Performance is one hour long without an interval, suitable for EVERYONE.
Date: 17 Sep 2019 rating: ALL AGES Prices: $15.00 to $20.00

Event Details

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Queens Park Theatre


Contact: Valli Papini

Phone: 9956 6662

Email: vallip@cgg.wa.gov.au

Website: https://au.patronbase.com/_QPTheatre/Sections/Choose?prod_id=19YD&perf_id=2

Event Date(s)

  • Tuesday 17th September 2019

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