100 Years of the History of Dance
8 Cross Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650, Australia
23rd August 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm
As told by one man in 60 minutes with an Energetic Group Finale. Produced by Joseph Simons and NCM.
Following up from his hit solo show “First Things First” which toured Australia in 2015, dance and comic maverick Joseph Simons returns with his next solo adventure exploring the last century of developments in dance.
This one-man play follows Jacob: a schoolboy challenged with presenting a school report on the history of dance. Exploring the lives of influential choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, Lloyd Newson, Gene Kelly and Paula Abdul, Jacob not only talks about them, but demonstrates their signature styles at the same time! Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and Contemporary dance are all addressed, as Jacob questions the difference between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’, and begins to question his own legacy. Original music for the show is composed by Italian film score composer Enrico Melozzi.