HIP HOP DANC­ING COMES TO THE BUR­NETT

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

LIVE SHOW: A cypher is a cir­cle where dancers vie for open space in the cen­tre to per­form their break­ing set.

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