HOVER

Roving and dancing on the hoverboards, five exceptional dance and physical theatre artists – Olivia Hadley, Sam Beazley, Libby Montilla, Joel Fenton, and Romain Hassanin – will perform Pop-Up shows leading the audience to explore various public spaces. Paying homage to boy bands throughout history, the dancers have created some edgy and entertaining dance routines!

The fun and high-energy choreography is inspired by the circus and street dance forms such as breakdance, tutting, popping and krumping, and integrated with visually compelling hoverboards. These shows are set to a variety of music genres, including pop hits, classical music and stunning original scores by composer Nick Wales. This remarkable ensemble of professional dancers will also improvise dance moves responding to the surroundings and specific spectators.

At each tour destinations, the company will call for expressions of interest to local dancers, dance groups, circus performers, acrobats, and aspiring youth communities to join free workshops and develop their skills alongside their high-calibre team.

This masterfully crafted, COVID-safe outdoor dance show will surely turn heads and get the crowd going!

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shaun Parker

Composer & Instrumentalist: Nick Wales

Executive Producer: Andy Currums

Tour Manager: Joel Fenton

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

Photographer: Shiya Lu

Production Coordinator: Imogen Bouchier

 

DURATION

20 minutes

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

HOVER is part of Shaun Parker & Company’s 2021 Trolleys on the Road program and is 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

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

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Dexus Gateway, Sydney

Contact Details

admin@shaunparkercompany.com
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
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.