Passing It On

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Passing It On

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 06 June - 08 June 2019
Category Live Event

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside present


Lucky Lartey and Ryuichi Fujimura

DOUBLE BILL | How I Practice My Religion & Full Circle
Two solos: two men looking back and moving forward

How I PRACTICE MY RELIGION Ryuichi Fujimura (Australia/Japan)

Ryuichi Fujimura, a Sydney-based dance artist originally from Japan traces back his personal dance history and unpacks what is archived in his dancing body. Evolving from his love for dance, this work is dedicated to his first three dance teachers: Margaret Lasica, Caroline English and Anastasi Siotas.

“Ryuichi has the ability to make even the most decorative sequence seem essential” Vicki Van Hout

“a droll, dance piece which involved spoken word and it was really funny- that’s a rare thing in dance” William Yang

Choreographer/Performer Ryuichi Fujimura
Lighting Adviser Guy Harding


Sydney-based dancer and choreographer, Lucky Lartey, draws upon his knowledge of traditional rhythms and dance as well as his understanding of contemporary movement practices to explore the longstanding relationship between hip hop culture and West African storytelling traditions. In this new solo, Lucky takes us on a personal journey revealing how hip hop has travelled full circle to Africa.

I want to create a work that highlights the tradition of storytelling in West Africa and how it was used to pass on and share knowledge. How this tradition was then adopted by hip hop culture as a tool for survival and a way of giving a voice to marginalised young people”. Lucky Lartey, Sept 2018

Choreographer/Performer Lucky Lartey
Dramaturg Vicki Van Hout

Dates and Times
Thursday 6 June at 7:45pm
Friday 7 June at 12:30pm and 7:45pm
Saturday 8 June at 7:45pm

Running Time 60 minutes (no interval)

Photo Image: Full Circle Dom O’Donnell
Photo Image: How I practice my religion National Kaohsiung Center for Arts (Weiwuying)
Photo Image: Movement (R)evolution courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources


10am WORKSHOP led by Lucky Lartey (Town Hall, Parramatta)
12.30pm Matinee Performance (Lennox Theatre, Riverside, Parramatta)

Suitable for Years 10 – 12
Education Bookings:
PH: 02 8839 3308

Learn the Repertoire See the Show
Student: $28 & additional teachers (supervising teacher free)
Student: $22 (matinee only)


Movement (R)evolution Africa

Produced and Directed by Joan Frosch

In an astonishing exposition of choreographic fomentation, nine African choreographers tell stories of an emergent art form and their diverse and deeply contemporary expressions of self. Stunning choreography and riveting critiques challenge stale stereotypes of “traditional Africa” to unveil soul-shaking responses to the beauty and tragedy of 21st century Africa.

“the film is a knockout” – Village Voice, January 2007

Raffertys Theatre | Running Time: 65 minutes

Dates and Times | Passing It On
Thursday 6 June at 7:45pm
Friday 7 June at 7:45pm
Saturday 8 June at 12:30pm and 7:45pm
Running Time 60 minutes (no interval)

Watch the Film See the Show PACKAGEAny show (6 – 8 June) and film screening $40


Dance Bites Tickets
Adult: $35* Concession: $28* Family (2 adults, 2 children): $88**

Learn the Repertoire See the Show
Student: $28 & additional teachers (supervising teacher free)
Student: $22 (matinee only)

Watch the Film See the Show
Package: Any show (6 – 8 June) & film screening $40*

*Booking fees apply
** Community night only Saturday 8 June

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How I Practice My Religion and
Full Circle running time 60 minutes (no interval)

FILM screening 65 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Concession $25
30 Club $28
Concession $28
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $88

Learn the Repertoire See the Show
Student (matinee only) $22

Watch the Film See the Show PACKAGE
any show & film screening

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30