With live drums & guitar, beatboxing, looping, hiphop and break dance, this show will widen your view on 'triggers'.

-Full-length 50-70min show

-Hip hop dance theatre, live music & beatboxing

-Perfect for indoor & outdoor festivals, or a season of its own as a standalone show

Triggered is a collaboration between two of Brisbane's musical A-listers; Tom Thum- an internationally acclaimed beatboxer, b-boy and live loop artist, and Ben Ely, of Regurgitator fame, with 5 dancers from Brisbane-based dance company; Elements Collective. Experimenting with live drums & guitar, beatboxing, trigger sounds and looping, our 5 dancers use their physical movement to trigger, and be triggered by, the live sounds.

Our backdrop is new and old amplifiers, speakers and cords, displayed somewhat like a New York City alleyway. The show starts with an ambient "hum" that is to become the centre point of the whole show. The performers take us on a journey as they try to find and get rid of the hum, creating chaos, choreography, comedy and confusion as they play with cords and leads to correct the tone.

This new show is directed by Leah Clark (B-girl Flix) a multi-national champion b-girl and award winning choreographer, best known for her previous work M.I.N.D.E.D which has toured extensively throughout Australia and abroad since 2017.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
Touring Party
9pax (2x Musicians, 5x Dancers, 1x Production/LX Manager, 1x Tour Manager)

Ideally 17mx9m smooth flat surface - show can be tailored to suit different venues.

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.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

The tour can include a workshops program alongside the performances which can be tailored to suit your communities' needs (please see our workshops package PDF for more details). The show can be performed in various venues with suitable ceiling heights and flooring and audience numbers to cater for any QLD health restrictions that may be in place.

A big drawcard is the established success and track record of Tom Thum, Ben Ely, and Elements Collective. The established names of Tom Thum & Ben Ely (/Regurgitator) are reliable and attractive, and Elements Collective’s award-winning performances and tours more than back this up.

Marketing Materials

Community • Workshops available with the cast in hip-hop and break dance • Meet and greets • Q & A's with cast • Guest judging at local dance events while on tour • Competition giveaways (merch packs etc)

Media • Performer images • Promo clip • High-res tour poster (in development) • Web banners (social media advertising/promotion) (in development)

Merchandise • Tour posters • Elements Collective jumpers, singlets & T-shirts • Elements Collective stickers