Launceston. The undisputed 'blockie' capital of Australia. On any given night boys and girls hook up, hang out and drive. Round and round.
Stompin, Launceston's youth contemporary dance company, has devised a site-specific, multi-art mash-up exploring our love affair with cars and the way they literally connect and separate us. Through celebrating the quintessentially Tasmanian notion of the 'blockie', they explore issues of freedom, escape, identity, autonomy and belonging. Featuring young dancers, dirt bike riders, 'blockie' routers, thumping stereos, squealing tyres and fuzzy dice; come and meet them in a city car park, do a few 'blockies' and explore your inner rev-head.
Article: Australian Stage, Adam Wheeler
Director: Adam Wheeler
Community Artist: Emma Porteus
Film Maker: Dan Speed
Lighting Design and Production: Bluebottle