Research Room: Nick Power
Nick Power will spend two weeks furthering his exploration of elements of hip hop culture and his interest in intercultural exchange.
Nick Power is an Australian B*boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop to create contemporary performances. His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities in the desert to the stages of the most prestigious contemporary dance festivals in Europe. Crossing complex divides of place, culture, language and form is Nick’s forté.
His most recent work Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច, a duet between Darwin’s Aaron Lim and Phnom Penh’s Erak Mith, was developed over 3 years through a cross-cultural exchange between Australia & Cambodia. It premiered at Dance Massive then presented in Phnom Penh and Darwin Festival (all 2017), and in 2018 at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, APAM showcase, George Town Festival (Penang), ImPulzTanz Festival (Vienna), Sziget Festival (Budapest), Tanz im August (Berlin) and Tanzmesse (Dusseldorf). In 2019 it tours to Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Bleach Festival, and throughout NT, as well as likely European dates from Munich to Oslo.
Between Tiny Cities was nominated for Green Room and Australian Dance awards. Nick is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.
Photo by Benny ‘Bucho’ Garcia