LEC Presents 100 Years of the History of Dance as told by one man in 60 minutes with an Energetic Group Finale. Produced by Joseph Simons and NCM.
This one-man play follows Jacob: a schoolboy challenged with presenting a school report on the history of dance. Exploring 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. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.