Dance Free

Strike a pose in this new interactive dance project by Shaun Parker & Company

After the success of street shows Spill and Trolleys, acclaimed dance company Shaun Parker & Co are reteaming with Art & About Sydney to bring a new urban-dance-inspired work to the streets: Tut

Based on the vogue-related genre ‘Tutting’ (named after the hieroglyphics on the Ancient pyramids of King Tutankhamun), Shaun Parker & Co’s new work will showcase the intricate arm, hand and finger movements that are the basis of this style of urban dance.

If you’re old enough to remember MJ’s Dangerous and the film clip for ‘Remember the Time’, you’ll know there’s nothing new about tutting – in fact it was born around the same time as voguing, in the 1980s. But every time someone like Taylor Swift puts it in a clip, a new generation of obsessives is born – and hundreds of YouTube tutorials. 

If that sounds like you, then Shaun Parker & Co are looking for 100 dancers to strut their tut in their Art & About show. Head to their website to register your interest.

If you’re more of a bystander, head to Chinatown’s Dixon Street Plaza on Thursday nights or Pitt Street Mall on Friday nights between April 7-22 to see Tut performed live. Get up close to revel in the details, or hang back and watch the live projections of the performance on nearby screens.

Tut is part of City of Sydney's year-round program of public art, Art & About.

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