NORPA 360 Allstars

NORPA presents a phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation. 360 ALLSTARS connects the street with the elite to deliver a radical urban circus. Boasting a stellar international cast, including the two-time World Champion BMX Flatlander, two World Champion breakdancers, an internationally acclaimed basketball freestyler, and an exceptional roue cyr artist, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture. 

Add to this a stunning live soundtrack performed by award winning master musician Gene Peterson and freestyle rap prodigy Roman MC, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding. 

Gene Petersen is one of Lismore Shire’s great success stories – he grew up on a farm between Casino and Lismore and went to Trinity High School. A phenomenal percussionist, a prolific composer, and an exceptional pianist Peterson has toured extensively across Australia, Europe, Asia, America and The Middle East as a drummer, and has won numerous awards and competitions including The Billy Hyde’s National Drum Play Offs.

Gene founded Onyx Productions in 2011 and it has fast established itself as a leading Australian production house, with a portfolio of multi-disciplinary contemporary works. Within its first 3 years of operation, Onyx had created 5 different productions and had produced 13 major tours across Australia, Europe, Asia & America. To date the company has delivered over 1500 performances worldwide. 360 ALLSTARS has enjoyed sell-out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and 2016 as well as a sell-out 24 show season at New Victory Theatre, on Broadway, New York.

‘The concept of the show was to reinvent the circus, and replace stereotype traditional circus art forms with contemporary street styles. Instead of acrobats, a juggler and a unicyclist, we have breakdancers, a basketball freestyler and a BMX Flatlander!” said Peterson of creating 360 ALLSTARS. 

‘It was like giving myself permission to think like a kid in a candy store and ignore the realities and restrictions that you learn to accept as an adult.  I think that’s why this work relates to a younger audience so well. It has everything a kid would think is cool because I was thinking like a child when I dreamt it up! And hopefully that appeals to the inner child of our adult audiences too.’

 

 

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