Our new Youth Support Worker, Makot Wol, took a group of young boys to the Arts Centre which was made possible through the Arts Centre Melbourne First Call Fund.
They went to see Jump First, Ask Later– a theatre production by young people from western Sydney based on parkour, gymnastics, martial arts and breakdance. It was an incredibly high energy and inspiring show!
The group thoroughly enjoyed the show- their eyes were glued to the stage the whole time as the performers shared their stories and performed feats of amazing physical and mental agility.
The work tells the collective true stories of six young champions of Fairfield’s underground parkour and street style community. Urban freestyle forms and contemporary dance intersect to create a physical narrative that explores violence, migration, redemption and the collective freedom these artists discovered by mapping their city through dance.
At the heart of parkour is a mindset of creativity. A notion that the obstacles you encounter shouldn’t be avoided but rather deliberately engaged with in order to find your path – ‘jump first, ask later’.