HOVER

A 20-minute, outdoor work for four dancers on Hoverboards, choreographed by Shaun Parker. Using hip hop, breakdance, tutting, popping and krumping, Shaun Parker integrates these highly popular dance forms with the humorous and visually compelling trajectories of the hoverboards in an homage to Pop-Groups throughout the ages. Performing to a variety of music genres, including pop hits, classical music and groovy tunes, this remarkable ensemble of professional dancers also improvise dance moves responding to the surroundings and specific spectators.

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shaun Parker

Tour Manager: Joel Fenton

Dancer & Collaborator: Samuel Beazley, Joel Fenton, Olivia Hadley, Romain Hassanin, Libby Montilla

 

DURATION

20 minutes

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

HOVER was part of Shaun Parker & Company’s 2021 Trolleys on the Road program and was supported by the Australian Government through the RISE Fund. The development and touring of HOVER is also supported by the City of Sydney and NSW government through CBD Activation Grant, the Inner West Council through EDGE GreenWay Residency and EDGE Sydenham Program, Mildura City Council through COVID19 Event Recovery Grant and Dexus Place Sydney.

Press

“Totally amazing performance!! Thank you for enthralling myself, my children and my friends. If you haven’t seen it, do!!”

Audience member, Redlands Arts Centre

 

“Hover and the Shaun Parker and Co team delivered a really engaging, colourful audience pleaser for Cairns Festival 2021. The work was easy to manage, their team was able to fit in our with our busy Festival team, and the work filled a niche in our program that we think we now need to fill every year!”

Roz Pappalardo, Cairns Festival AD

 

“Stumbled across a great free performance by Shaun Parker & Company in front of Customs House. I couldn’t stop laughing at the utter cheesiness of Hover.”

Audience member, Customs House Square 2022

 

“An amazing spectacle!  Great entertainment.  The most creative concept I have seen in a very long time!  Unique!”

Steve Hederics, Mildura audience member

 

“Hover and Trolleys” came to us with precision timing.  Their artistry – mind blowing to our local audience, included the most extraordinary high quality engaging workshop offering.  Circumstance around Covid-19 delivered us this fortuitous gift, for which we are extremely grateful.”

Brad Rush, Redlands Performing Arts Centre

 

“Thank you! Thank you for performing today! Thank you for creating the amazing pieces you did. Amaaaazing work. The kids, the elderly and the curious loved it.”

Audience member, Customs House Square 2022

TOUR DATES

Bondi Pavilion

Bondi Pavilion

PREVIOUS TOURS

Tom Mann Theatre, AMPA, Sydney, New South Wales

Riverside Theatres Courtyard, Parramatta, New South Wales

Adelaide Festival Centre, Dream BIG Children's Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre, Dream BIG Children's Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre, Dream BIG Children's Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre, Dream BIG Children's Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Festival Centre, Dream BIG Children's Festival, Adelaide, South Australia

Deniliquin Town Hall, Deniliquin, New South Wales

Finley Railway Park, Finley, New South Wales

Tocumwal Memorial Hall, Tocumwal, New South Wales

Southbank, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, Queensland

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, New South Wales

Gorman House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

HOTA, Gold Coast, Queensland

HOTA, Gold Coast, Queensland

HOTA, Gold Coast, Queensland

HOTA, Gold Coast, Queensland

Redlands Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, Queensland

Redlands Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, Queensland

Airlie Beach, Queensland

Victoria Bridge, Townsville, Queensland

The Strand, Townsville, Queensland

Carnival on Collins, Cairns Festival, Queensland

The Esplanade, Cairns Festival, Queensland

The Esplanade, Cairns Festival, Queensland

Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin Festival, Northern Territory

Casuarina Square, Darwin Festival, Northern Territory

Festival Park, Darwin Festival, Northern Territory

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Edge Greenway Festival, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Contact Details

admin@shaunparkercompany.com
+61 419 344 484
Level 1, 3A Joynton Avenue, Joynton Avenue Creative Centre Zetland NSW, 2017, Australia
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.