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Deejay x Dancer

Inspired by the legendary block parties of 1970’s New York, Sydney-based choreographer Nick Power (Two Crews, Between Tiny Cities) pays tribute to hip hop’s origins. Featuring world champion turntablist DJ Total Eclipse (AB Original, Funkoars) with 3 of Australia’s most respected Breakers, Deejay x Dancer walks the tightrope of live performance in a thrilling call and response showdown, highlighting the skill, playfulness and connection between these two traditional hip hop forms.

In the Studio | Dance

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The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Opera House is our priority. When you return to the Opera House, you will notice some important changes that have been implemented to keep the community safe, which are regularly reviewed and updated in consideration of the Public Health Order prevailing at the time. Please follow our conditions of entry at all times:

  • Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask;
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage; and
  • Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

Please refer to our updated General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events for detailed information about our ticketing policies. These conditions may change between the time of purchase and the event date. Ticketholders will be contacted directly regarding any changes to their event.

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Pre-sale and on-sale information

Pre-sale timings:

  • Insider Member Priority – Tuesday 31 May, 9am
  • What’s On e-newsletter – Wednesday 1 June, 9am

General public on sale Friday 3 June, 9am

Six events between Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 August 2022

Thursday 18 August, 8pm

Friday 19 August, 8pm

Saturday 20 August, 2pm & 6.30pm

Sunday 21 August, 2pm & 6pm

 

 

Standard tickets from $49 | $8.50 Booking Fee applies per transaction

Ticket Price
Standard $49
Concession $44.90
Student $39.90

Please note that tickets for this show are unreserved standing. There will be a limited number of unreserved seats in the mezzanine for those with access requirements. 

The authorised agencies for this event are Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. 

For any special access requirements phone the Contact Centre on 02 9250 7777 or email bookings@sydneyoperahouse.com.

This show runs for approximately 60 minutes

Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Recommended for all ages This production uses smoke effects, strobe lighting and may be filmed

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times, and children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask.

“Nick Power is masterful in shifting moods, extracting character detail and inventively stretching the language of hip hop.”

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Celebrate hip hop’s past and future

Deejay x Dancer pits veteran DJ Total Eclipse against three killer Australian Breakers: Anastasios Repousi, Justice Crew member and winner of Australia’s Got Talent; Jackson Garcia, member of breaking crews Skill at Will and Team Cream; and Demi Sorono from So You Think You Can Dance.  

Deejay x Dancer demonstrates the intricate interplay between dancer and the decks, and how they improvise and respond to each other in the heart-racing heat of the moment. Riffing on this initial spark from the birth of hip hop culture almost 50 years ago, Deejay x Dancer merges past and contemporary influences to push the boundaries of the form.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the playfulness and sense of community from hip hop’s origins, this one’s for you! So, grab your friends and join us for an uplifting, energetic night of dance.

Deejay x Dancer is commissioned by Sydney Opera House as part of New Work Now, enabled by Taylor Construction Group.

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Project Supporters

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

With thanks to Campbelltown Arts Centre, PACT, Shaun Parker Company, Stalker Theatre, Critical Path and The University of Sydney.

  

Meet the Artists...

Nick Power

Nick Power is an Australian b-boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop. His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities 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. Deejay x Dancer will be Nick's forth full length independent dance work following on from Cypher (2013), Between Tiny Cities (2017), Two Crews (2020).

DJ Total Eclipse

DJ Total Eclipse of the world famous X-Ecutioners DJ collective from New York is a man of many talents, as comfortable throwing down a mind blowing routine in his guise as one of the world’s best turntablists as he is rocking a crowd of thousands in party mode. He is a former International Turntable Federation world battle champion and was signed to LOUD records on a multi-album deal. Having made a move from NYC to Australia in 2014, DJ Total Eclipse was quickly picked up to be the official tour DJ for Australian Hip Hop icons The Funkoars, and AB Original (Briggs & Trials) as well as establishing himself as a music workshop leader for youth at risk for the YMCA. He continues to be in demand throughout Australia and the world.

Demi Sorono

Demi Sorono is a leader in street dance in Australia. Demi achieved national fame as one of Australia’s top 4 dancers (So You Think You Can Dance 2008). Demi has gone on to perform around Australia and overseas in every setting from rural Aboriginal communities to corporate city events. She has toured New Caledonia performing her one woman show "A Touch of Grace - Shadow Warrior". Demi recently worked a 6-month project for Arts Centre Melbourne and Barkly Arts Centre as a choreographer/director/mentor/teacher for the eMotion project - a series of outreach hip hop workshops for youth in Western suburbs of Melbourne, Melton and Ballarat.

Jackson Garcia

Jackson Garcia is a Bboy and movement artist based on Gadigal land. Specialising in street styles he has trained, competed and performed both nationally and internationally across America, Europe and Asia and is a battle hardened member of breaking crews Skill at Will and Team Cream. 

Anastasios Repousi

Anastasios Repousi is a dancer from Bankstown, Sydney currently working as a b-boy, performer and choreographer. He was crowned the youngest ever Australian Breakdance champion, winning Shadow Wars, the 1v1 national breakdance championships at just 15 years of age. He went on to become a member of Justice Crew, winning Channel 7’s Australia’s Got Talent. In 2016 he became a cast member of Nick Power’s contemporary hip hop dance work Cypher, touring throughout Australia and to Europe. He currently teaches dance for various studios and organisations around Sydney and is an active member of Hybrid Formz Crew.

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Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Concert Hall, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre, Utzon Room and Forecourt. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House. 

Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Safety Measures

What safety measures have you implemented?

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of everyone on site, and we are closely following NSW Health guidelines and advice. The Sydney Opera House is registered as a COVID Safe business with the NSW Government. For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you when visiting, please see our plan your visit page.

What am I required to do as an audience member?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 metres whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.

Within venues, always take your allocated seat.

For detailed information about our COVID-19 safety measures and what’s required of you, please see our plan your visit page.

Do I need to be vaccinated to visit the Sydney Opera House?

The Sydney Opera House no longer requires patrons to show that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a mask?

Face masks are strongly recommended for all patrons while inside our theatres and foyers, including during the performance. Please bring your own mask.

How are you managing contact tracing? 

Contact information is required when making a booking with us and upon arrival at the Opera House, as set out in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events and our Customer Privacy Statement.

As the ticket purchaser, you are responsible for recording the contact details of your guests. Contact information will only be used for the purposes of contact tracing, if required, and will be deleted at least 28 days after your event.

Frequently Asked Questions - Performance and Venue

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

Ticket purchases and collection at our Box Office is discouraged and eTicket or postal delivery methods should be used, wherever possible. However, if you are collecting your tickets from the Box Office, we recommend doing this at least 60 minutes before the event starts. If you have already received your tickets, the venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Please take your seats as soon as you arrive. 

If you are late, we will seat you as soon as we can and, where possible, in your allocated seat. However, to reduce movement in the venue as well as minimise disruption to the performance and other patrons, ticketholders may be seated in an allocated latecomer’s seat. Please be aware that some events have lock-out periods. In these cases, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. On occasions, this may not be until the interval, or at all where there is no interval. 

Details of our right to refuse admission can be found in our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Events.

Will there be bag checks, and is cloaking available?

In accordance with our venue security procedures, Opera House security will be scanning and checking bags under the Monumental Stairs, prior to entering the building. Bags will be scanned by an x-ray machine, and staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling your belongings, such as gloves. Cloaking facilities will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 60 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. However it is strongly encouraged that you travel lightly to minimise contact and queuing. Any bags larger than an A4 piece of paper will need to be checked into the Cloak Room.

Can my baby sit on my lap?

Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times. Babies aged 0-2 years old at the time of a performance may be seated on an adult’s lap. Children 2 years and older will need to hold a standard ticket.

Does my child need to wear a face mask?

Children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a face mask.

Who are the authorised ticket sellers for this event? 

The authorised agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House.

Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered reliable. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorised agency such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you risk that these tickets are fake, void or have previously been cancelled. RESALE RESTRICTION APPLIES. For more details, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions for Tickets and Attendance at Events.

What if I can't come to my performance?

Please contact Box Office on 9250 7777 as soon as possible to advise if you can no longer attend. If you can no longer attend because you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, the Opera House has introduced flexible ticketing options to help you, find out more information here.

Will there be food and beverages available for purchase in the venue?

Foyers will be open 90 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars.

The venue doors will be open 45 minutes pre-show for Concert Hall and Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and 30 minutes pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances.

Please bring a credit or debit card for any on site purchases to enable contactless payment. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottle but no other food and drinks are permitted inside our venues. Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen and Portside are also available for you to enjoy.

Will there be pram parking at kids performances?

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Can I smoke at the Opera House?

  • The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House will become a smoke-free site from Saturday 1 January 2022.
  • By becoming a smoke-free site, the Opera House seeks to reduce exposure to harmful second-hand smoke, as well as minimise the impact of smoking on the environment, including litter and pollution of the surrounding marine environment. 

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