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Jump First, Ask Later


Lennox Theatre


22 May - 24 May 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents PYT Fairfield and Force Majeure’s
A Performing Lines tour

“It’s a joy to watch young people overcome life’s hurdles by hurdling over life.” – Australian Stage

Jump First, Ask Later is a high-octane urban portrait of the streets of Western Sydney.

Featuring members of the Dauntless Movement Crew and directed by acclaimed choreographer Byron Perry, this multi award-winning show tells the stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community.

Urban freestyle, b-boying, parkour and dance intersect to create a killer theatre experience about finding your path by jumping over life’s obstacles.

Suitable for: Ages 10+ and their families

FYI this production contains some loud music

Winner – Helpmann Award – 2017
Winner – Australian Dance Award – 2016

ALSO AVAILABLE: DMC ‘Move It’ Workshop
Wednesday 22 May at 5:30pm

For active young people aged 10+, this fast paced workshop will cover a whole range of movement skills including jumping, running, landing and flipping. A great introduction to parkour for beginners, the activities blend risk-taking, creativity, strength, flexibility and discipline.

Free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Jump First, Ask Later. There is a strictly limited capacity, so book early!

Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta

FYI While the workshop is designed for beginners, workshop participants should be active and used to physical activity. This workshop is suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Dates & Times:

General Public Performance
Thursday 23 May at 7:45pm

Schools Performances
Friday 24 May at 10:15am & 1pm

DMC ‘Move It’ General Public & Schools Workshop
Wednesday 22 May at 5:30pm

A Performing Lines tour. Jump First, Ask Later was co-produced by PYT Fairfield and Force Majeure, and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the New South Wales Government through Create NSW.

Photo by Alex Wisser

Original Director and Choreographer
Byron Perry

Tour Director
Karen Therese

Tour Rehearsal Director
Larissa McGowan

Dauntless Movement Crew

Audio Visual Designer
Sean Bacon

Lighting Designer
Ben Cisterne

Sound Designer
Luke Smiles

Originally produced by PYT Fairfield and Force Majeure

Tour produced by Performing Lines



Download the curriculum links here: Jump First, Ask Later Curriculum Links

Download the education resource kit: Jump First Ask Later Education Resource Kit


Download Riverside’s risk assessment here: Riverside’s Risk Assessment Details

Download a generic sample risk assessment here: Generic Sample Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

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Show: 1 hour (No interval plus 15 minute Q&A for daytime performances)

Schools Workshop: 1 hour 30 minutes (No break)

Ticket Sellers

  • Riverside Theatres
  • Playwave for people 15 – 20 years old – more info

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