Hong Kong dancers stretch boundaries in Sydney

Hong Kong dancers stretch boundaries in Sydney

World champion breakdancers and hip hop performers are set to move audiences as the stars of Compartmentalized, an exhilarating world premiere event featuring in the City of Sydney’s 2014 Chinese New Year Festival.

Direct from downtown Hong Kong, the all-male Australian-Asian group blends traditional Chinese drumming, contemporary soundscapes, hip-hop and ‘b-boying’ – a popular form of street-style breakdancing – in an exhilarating performance that stretches the boundaries of physical theatre.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the show was an exciting addition to the program of free events as part of this year’s extensive Lunar New Year celebrations.

“We are proud to premiere Compartmentalized and we guarantee that it will be a powerful, unforgettable performance, along with all our other free events,” the Lord Mayor said.

Produced by Virginia Hyam from Stalker Theatre, Sydney and directed by leading Australian breakdancer Nick Power, Compartmentalized is sure to impress both fans of contemporary performance and Australian audiences seeking access to international artists.


When: Friday 24 January, 4pm to 10pm

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January, 11am to 10pm

 (Performance times vary – check website for updates)

Where: Chinese New Year Markets, Belmore Park, Eddy Ave

Cost: Free

Compartmentalized – bios

For more information, interviews and high-resolution images, contact:

Sue Fagan – Chinese New Year Publicist

Phone 02 9246 7298 or 0420 221 130

Email sfagan1@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

City of Sydney Senior Media Advisor Keeley Irvin

Phone 0448 005718 or email kirvin@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Compartmentalized is presented as part of City of Sydney’s 2014 Chinese New Year Festival, supported by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in association with Stalker Theatre and Unlock Dancing Plaza.

Sydney Chinese New Year Festival 2014 is proudly supported by AYAM, Medibank, The Star, 2DayFM, ABC, SBS, TVB Australia, BMW Sydney Dealership Group, Sydney Airport, Telstra, NAB, Slater & Gordon, Urban Walkabout, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and charity partner, Chinese Parents’ Association – Children With Disabilities Inc.