Shaun Parker & Company


“As one of the audience who was there for the worldwide launch in Camden - any theatre who doesn’t take this opportunity is seriously missing out. One of the best performance pieces I’ve seen and kept our whole family entertained"
Siobhan Russell, Facebook

“Clever, creative, visual…My child wanted to interact increasingly… I thought the dancer was so clever. It really felt like he was underwater”
Jen, Parent / Audience Member

Hip-hop dance meets gaming technology in this ground-breaking work harnessing captivating new technology called AirSticks, which create live sound through movement.

Conceived by award-winning choreographer Shaun Parker and digital sound designer Alon Ilsar, In the Zone is not only fun and exciting theatre – it also empowers young audiences to consider themes such as technology, man-made global warming, personal choice and resilience.

In the Zone places the Airsticks in the hands of phenomenal Western Sydney hip-hop dancer Libby Montilla, who triggers electronic soundscapes as he makes his way through the various levels of a video game. Locking, popping, body-ticking and krumping are inspired by the stunning soundscape which includes crunchy electronica, atmospheric strings, funky drum loops and the sounds of birds, ocean waves and nature – all intrinsically linked to Libby’s outstanding body animation and storytelling.

In the Zone is a stunning journey.

A FREE education resource is available.

Years 3 – 10
Stage 2 Music, Drama, Dance, PDHPE, English, Science & Technology
Stage 3 Music, Drama, Dance, PDHPE, English, Science & Technology
Stage 4 Dance, PDHPE, English
Stage 5 Dance, PDHPE, English

Q&A: 20-minute interactive Q&As will take place after all schools performances.

Workshops: Expand your experience with a 20 minute In the Zone workshop after the show, at $5 per student (maximum 20 students). Students can explore AirSticks technology and hip-hop dance techniques such as tutting and popping with Libby Montilla, who will get them to interact with this fun, body-music technology, creating their own sounds and augmented realities.

A one hour In the Zone workshop can also be provided at your Sydney school before or after In the Zone. In the Zone masterclasses with Shaun Parker are available for HSC dance students. Enquiries:

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

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Shaun Parker & Company is an internationally acclaimed Sydney-based dance company led by award winning Artistic Director and Choreographer Shaun Parker. The Company creates contemporary dance productions and education programs, which are internationally renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores, and theatrical invention.
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More Reviews

“Animated, dynamic, evocative …and by the end, the dancer was lost in a world we shared together.”
Nicola, Audience Member

“Energetic exploration…It was about video games, and discovery / exploration, and about climate change. The guitar at war was GOLD!”
Finn, 15 years

“Original, Fun, Upbeat. Transporting us to experiential worlds… I noticed how good he was at using the controls!”
Francesco, 13 years

“Clever, coordinated - FUN!”
Georgia (audience member)

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 7-9

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Media Arts, The Arts - Music, English, Science , Health And Physical Education , Ict, Design & Technology.


Technology, Global-warming, Resilience, Soundscape, Music, Theatre, Reality, Nature, Sport, Games, Dance, Movement, Storytelling, Workshop, Hip-hop, Tutting, Popping, Art, Media, Fun


Comedy, Dance, Drama, Live Music, Music Theatre, Physical Theatre, Workshop


70 Minutes


School groups $20 per student. One teacher free per 10 students. $6 transaction fee applies.


The York, Seymour Centre (Sydney, NSW)

School Term:
Term 3


10am Wednesday 16 September 2020
10am Thursday 17 September 2020
10am Friday 18 September 2020
10am Saturday 19 September 2020 (public performance)

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