Nick Power

Nick is an Australian B*boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop to create contemporary performances.  His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities in the desert to the stages of the most prestigious contemporary dance festivals in Europe.  Crossing complex divides of place, culture, language and form is Nick’s forté.

Nick worked with Tracks Dance as guest choreographer on four Darwin Festival shows, and a long term relationship with the remote Indigenous community of Lajamanu as collaborating choreographer on the Milpirri project 2005-15, creating six performances, with community Elders through to uninitiated youth. Stalker Physical Theatre commissioned Nick to create Stiltbreak (2006) and Elevate (2010), which toured Australia, Europe, Hong Kong and Mexico. Nick was founding Artistic Director of Platform Hip Hop Festival presented by Carriageworks from 2008–2012, a 3 weeks event becoming the largest hip hop festival in Australia.

In 2012 Nick was recipient of the Australia Council dance residency at the Cite International Des Arts in Paris. This residency inspired his first full length independent work, Cypher, which premiered at Darwin Festival in 2014 and toured Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Tanz im August (Berlin) and URB Festival (Helsinki), as well as extensive tours of remote NT communities and far western Queensland. Between Tiny Cities, a duet between Darwin’s Aaron Lim and Phnom Penh’s Erak Mith, was developed over 3 years through a cross-cultural exchange between Australia & Cambodia. It premiered at Dance Massive 2017 and has toured to more than 20 venues nationally from Sydney Opera House to Yirrkala and Tennant Creek, and through Asia & Europe.

Between Tiny Cities was nominated for Green Room & Australian Dance awards. Nick is a 2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.