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“A modern West Side Story”, “Australia’s Beat Street”. The freshest Bboys, Bgirls, free runners, DJs, MCs, spoken word, graffiti and street artists unite in a powerful journey through the struggles of the urban metropolis.
Wire MC (Deadly Award winner Best New Talent) Demi Sorono (Finalist in So You Think You Can Dance)
Morganics (Australian Bboy Hall Of Fame, producer for MIA) Bboy Jay (Wicked Force crew, DJ and Bboy legend)
Nick Power (Bboy and choreographer of “Cypher”) Soraya Touma (singer/songwriter and community artist)
Released early from jail, Jet (Wire MC) attempts to reunite with his girlfriend, Hip Hop dancer, Rosa (Demi Sorono). While in lockup, Jet’s foster brother, Fury (Morganics) has spiralled into homelessness and drug addiction, scoring from Jet’s rival, DJ Rich (Bboy Jay). Now their rivalry comes to a head when Jet discovers that Rosa has been rehearsing with DJ Rich to host his upcoming all star Hip Hop jam. Based on the critically acclaimed original Hip Hop Theatre production which sold out a national tour, culminating in standing ovations at The Sydney Opera House in 2007, Survival Tactics is now Australia’s first Hip Hop feature film by Morganics.
Reviews of the original Hip Hop Theatre production
“A hot new performance hybrid, the cast are a powerful and diverse collection of talents, each performer has serious Hip Hop cred, a sophisticated project” – The Age, Melbourne
“There is art in just about every aspect, speeches brilliantly punctuated with percussion; graffiti backdrops and costumes; turntablism and lots of breathtaking breakdancing and physical theatre. Survival Tactics is a challenging, energetic and relentlessly engaging work. Respect is due.” – Sydney Morning Herald