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Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច: Creative Learning

A duet of intersecting limbs, pulsing unison and a reactive physical banter… unique and nuanced.

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“An intelligent, expressive and engaging production… a rich exploration of the possibilities of hip-hop choreography.”

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Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច pushes past conventions of a particular social form and opens itself up to be something different

In Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច, dancers Erak Mith (from Phnom Penh) and Aaron Lim (from Darwin) use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip-hop culture to reveal the dramatically different worlds that surround them and uncover the choreographic links that unite them.

Choreographed by internationally-renowned Sydney hip-hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest, the work blends the raw, wild energy of b*boy battles with skilful improvisation and choreography, offering a crosscultural perspective on style, culture and locality.

The project is the culmination of a fouryear dance exchange between Darwin's D*City Rockers and Cambodia's Tiny Toones youth program during which time the two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together.

Please note that the audience is required to stand for the entire duration, and wheelchair users can be accommodated. If you have any specific access needs, please call the Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770.

Presented by Sydney Opera House


Artist Information

Choreographer Nick Power
Dancers Aaron Lim & Erak Mith
Sound Designer Jack Prest
Lighting Designer Bosco Shaw
Dramaturg Lee Wilson
Creative Producer Britt Guy – ACCOMPLICE
Tour Producer Harley Stumm – Intimate Spectacle



NSW Curriculum Links

- Literacy

Subject Objective Outcomes
Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Preliminary Stage 6 HSC
Dance Dance Composition 4.2.1 5.2.1   H4.5
Dance Appreciation 4.3.1, 4.3.2 5.3.1,5.3.2, 5.3.3 P4.1, P4.2 H4.1, H4.5
Dance as an Artform     P1.1, P1.2, P1.4 H1.1, H1.3, H1.4
Drama Making 4.1.1 5.1.4 P1.4 H1.3
Performing 4.2.3 5.2.2 P2.1, P2.2, P2.6 H2.4
Appreciating 4.3.1, 4.3.2 5.3.1, 5.3.2    
Critically Studying     P3.2, P3.3, P3.4 H3.1, H3.3, H3.4, H3.5

Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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