The school report you never knew you needed.

The school report you never knew you needed.

Bursting at the seams with fascinating facts, naughty stories and dance moves to die for, 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale follows Jacob, a schoolboy presenting a report on the topic of his own choice. Not to be extra or anything, but Jacob has decided to cover 100 Years of the History of Dance!

Exploring the lives of influential choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, Gene Kelly and Paula Abdul, Jacob not only talks about them, but demonstrates their signature style at the same time. As he prepares, Jacob ponders the difference between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’ and begins to question his own legacy…

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Small touring party, easy remount, one-man show which aligns with social distances practices.

Neil Gooding Productions was established in 2002. It brings high quality theatrical experiences to Australian and international audiences. We uphold a strong emphasis on the development of new work, focusing particularly on Musical Theatre.

In the USA, NGP has been a producer of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming on Broadway, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Handle With Care and The 39 Steps, and a financial investor in It's Only A Play. In London's West End, NGP was a producer of hit Australian play Holding The Man. In Australia, NGP produced the critically acclaimed Australian premiere of Dogfight at the Hayes Theatre Co. The company was also one of the co-producers alongside Luckiest Productions in the sell-out season of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014. Sweet Charity went on to receive 3 Helpmann and 3 Sydney Theatre Awards. In May 2014, NGP produced and directed the world premiere of Truth Beauty And A Picture of You at the Hayes Theatre Co. Other productions include The Hatpin, LoveBites, Thank You For Being A Friend, Desperate Houseboys, Breast Wishes, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Love Letters, Sing On Through Tomorrow and The Divine Miss Bette.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

100 Year History of Dance is appealing to a diverse audience. Its engaging to high-school children with its telling through the eyes of an eager teenager performer their school report but it has also enthralled adult audiences within the Perth Fringe World. It the perfect mixture of comedy and heart told by an extremely talented dancer.

Audiences will be captivated by the movement and dance within this production and walk away not only entertained but also more informed about the origins and history of dance.

It is also appealing due to its audience engagement (group finale) and its community engagement opportunities.

Marketing Materials

We have material copy, show footage and show photography the can be used to create social media post, advertisements and additional collateral. Additionally we have the following:

  • Poster artwork
  • Interview availability
  • Workshop availability
  • Media Releases
  • Reviews
  • Bios

Community Engagement

Depending on the artists we have on tour with the show a number of engagement and educational opportunities are available:

Emma Canalese and Joseph Simons QnA Align a prominent host from your town with Emma and/or Joseph in a post-show QnA exploring themes of new writing, dance history and solo performances with a period devoted to questions from your audience.

Joseph Simons Contemporary Dance Masterclass Enhance your performance season by offering a contemporary class to industry and advanced dancers, expertly delivered by award-winning Choreographer Joseph Simons.

Andrew Longo Voice Masterclass Explore the vocal techniques used onstage by professional singer/actors with this insightful hour of useful tricks-of-the-trade from triple-threat Andrew Longo.

Trent Sinclair Flash Mob Enjoy the expression of dance at all ages in a community focussed flash mob. Trent’s excursion is especially fun when staged in and around your cultural precinct.