M.I.N.D.E.D ; a multi-award winning show that will inspire & provoke!
Elements Collective bring their cast of world class freestyle & breakdancers to the stage in their highly anticipated dance work; M.I.N.D.E.D. The performance takes us inside a mind full of thoughts and mixed emotions. Confronting fear, joy, sadness, ego & frustration head-on while exploring the ways our thoughts can create altered perceptions of reality. Directed by multi-national champion b-girl Leah Clark and music by ARIA-award-winning artist Ben Ely(Regurgitator), M.I.N.D.E.D is an emotional journey through movement and character connection. With an original soundtrack that leaves audiences in a state of awe through a soundscape of dark ambience and powerful builds, M.I.N.D.E.D is not your standard "hip-hop" piece. Its a powerful, emotional performance mixing choreography with aerial straps apparatus creating levels of dance from the ground to the air. This show pushes boundaries of hip-hop theatre with pristine acrobatics, intricate choreography & intense body awareness with an entirely Australian cast of multi award winning performers. M.I.N.D.E.D won the "Best Dance Award" and "Weekly Dance Award" at their premier season at the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival and have since gone on to tour throughout 2018 in Melbourne and the Xintiandi Festival in Shanghai & Foshan, China. Most recently, M.I.N.D.E.D headlined the Mad Dance Festival at Metro Arts in May 2021.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
Minimum stage 8m x 6m with Flat, smooth surface. 1 x centred rigging point.
Elements Collective are regarded as one of Australia’s leading Hip-hop Dance Companies, over their 6 years they have produced many national and internationally recognized and award winning dancers, performers and teachers and are pushing a unique and new direction for hip-hop dance and theatre in QLD. Elements Collective work closely with organisations and programs around QLD providing workshops, mentorships & facilitation for at-risk and disadvantaged youth, multicultural groups and charity organisations as well as running over 20 public classes a week from their Fortitude Valley studios. They have a strong support network of creative’s highly regarded in their fields who have pushed them to progress, inspire and creative innovative work in the dance & theatre circuit.
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Unique Selling Point
As one few dance companies in Australia pushing the boundaries with Hip-hop Dance Theatre. Mixing contemporary style concepts and world class break and freestyle dancers. M.I.N.D.E.D appeals to a wide audience with their unique sound track, pristine acrobatics, visual choreography and intense body awareness.
Hip-hop dance is an integrated dance culture of young people today and is a fantastic way of bringing younger audiences to the arts. Elements Collective use music & movement to introduce hip-hop culture to diverse audiences and leaves a lasting impression of how hip-hop can inspire creativity and culture in a new light.
Elements Collective have created a unique touring residency that offers a range of Workshops in Hip-hop Dance, Breaking & Acrobatics that offer an audience of? young adults & high-school students to experience the creative process behind the performance, along with gaining new skills. M.I.N.D.E.D's story of confronting emotions has been a? draw card for young people dealing with Mental health issues and has successfully slotted in with school? curriculum for Senior Dance & Drama studies. Our past tours have proven that our Meet & Greets, Workshops & Merchandise have been a great drawcard for? audiences and given presenters additional material to promote and advertise.
Elements Collective continue to connect and develop new audiences throughout Queensland, Nationally and Internationally through their regional workshops and performances along with larger projects within Australia.
Elements Collective connect with community through workshops at schools and youth organisations, coordinating youth and dance events along with artist talks, meet and greets and Q&A’s.
Elements Collective are one of very few companies collaborating contemporary settings with professional b-boy’s/b-girl’s and hip-hop dancers showing that they are building demand for their unique and new hip-hop dance theatre. Interpreting a classical emotional script through hip-hop dance in a way that makes art more accessible and appealing to youth and younger audiences.
Hip-hop dance is an integrated dance culture of young people today and is a fantastic way of bringing younger audiences to the arts. They use music & movement to introduce Hip-hop Culture to diverse audiences and leaves a lasting impression of how hip-hop can inspire creativity and culture in a new light.