HIP HOP DANCING COMES TO THE BURNETT
HIP HOP choreographer Nick Power travelled to the North Burnett this week to host workshops and master classes with the region's school students.
Students in Mt Perry, Biggenden, Coalstoun Lakes, Dallarnil, Mulgildie, Abercorn and Eidsvold have all had the opportunity to compete in the classes.
On top of the classes, Mr Power will holding two public performances of his show Cypher.
He said a cypher is hip-hop’s ultimate ritual, a circle where dancers vie for open space in the centre to perform their breaking set.
“(I came up with the idea for the show when) I attended an event on the outskirts of Paris on a basketball court with graffiti on all four walls,” he said.
“There was no audience, only participants (and) about 10 cyphers were happening at the same time.
“It was there that I was reminded of how important the cypher is to hip-hop.
“There is no winner, no prizemoney – it’s about a community and a culture.”
In the performance four breakdancers will battle it out in the ever-changing circles created by the audience.
The first public performance was held in Biggenden last night and a second performance will be in Eidsvold tomorrow.
Cypher will be on at the Eidsvold Community Hall on June 3 at 6.15pm.
LIVE SHOW: A cypher is a circle where dancers vie for open space in the centre to perform their breaking set.