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Shaun Parker and Company

In the Zone

Hip Hop meets gaming technology!

Wednesday 12 May to Saturday 15 May 2021 | 10am, 12:30pm & 1pm

Hip-hop dance meets gaming technology in this ground-breaking new work by Shaun Parker & Company!

Conceived to engender emotional resilience in young people, IN THE ZONE features captivating new technology called AirSticks, which create live sound through movement. Developed with AirSticks co-creator, Alon Ilsar PhD, IN THE ZONE features Western Sydney hip-hop artist Libby Montilla and moves by award-winning choreographer Shaun Parker.

With AirSticks technology in the hands of Libby Montilla, we enter the world of a video game through the dance forms of locking, popping, waving and body-ticking and self-triggered electronic soundscapes which include crunchy electronica, atmospheric strings, funky drum loops and more natural sounds of birds, ocean waves and nature.  The sound design is all intrinsically linked to Montilla’s outstanding body animation and storytelling.

IN THE ZONE takes gaming and escapism as a point of inspiration and celebrates the spectacular worlds that we can explore with technology today. It also examines the potential for loss of control through gaming, encouraging a renewed appreciation for nature. 

IN THE ZONE provides young audiences with the insight that they are much more in control of their own emotional responses than they think they are. Families, schools and young audiences (especially gamers) will be amazed by IN THE ZONE.

Parents and grandparents love IN THE ZONE just as much as the kids!

WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE!
Shaun Parker and Company are offering two awesome workshops for audiences to extend your experience of IN THE ZONE. Add a workshop to your booking and join performance professionals before or after the show to get in on the action. Workshops can be tailored for different age groups and are a great way to learn more about the show. 

😊 AIRSTICKS WORKSHOPS 
Audiences can explore the “AirSticks” technology and hip-hop dance techniques used in IN THE ZONE (such as popping, waving, tutting and isolations) when you book this workshop. Participants will join  members of the Shaun Parker & Company team who will provide further information about AirSticks and teach them how to interact with this fun, body-music technology. So book now to jump into for serious fun.
Cost - $10
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Auditorium stage
👉 Book AIRSTICKS WORKSHOPS


😊 HIP HOP WORKSHOPS
The team at Shaun Parker and Company have created a series of high-quality dance workshop videos with the specific intention to empower dance teachers and self-taught dance lovers.Professional hip hop artists teach the various dance styles featured in the show including popping, waving, tutting, body isolations and hip hop to people of different levels of dance skills, ranging from beginner, intermediate to advanced. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to learn to some great moves from the best in the biz.
Cost - $15
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Auditorium stage
👉 Book HIP HOP WORKSHOPS


🛑 NOTE for Teachers:  Hip hop workshops ONLY (not Airsticks) could be delivered free of charge at your school, when booked as part of attending an In the Zone performance. Check our EDUCATION page for more information.

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Running Time

Approx. 70 mins

Recommended For

PG

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Ticket Price

$15.00 - $20.00

Shaun Parker and Associates - In the Zone
Shaun Parker and Associates - In the Zone
Shaun Parker and Associates - In the Zone

Hip-hop dance meets gaming technology in this ground-breaking new work by Shaun Parker & Company!

Conceived to engender emotional resilience in young people, IN THE ZONE features captivating new technology called AirSticks, which create live sound through movement. Developed with AirSticks co-creator, Alon Ilsar PhD, IN THE ZONE features Western Sydney hip-hop artist Libby Montilla and moves by award-winning choreographer Shaun Parker.

With AirSticks technology in the hands of Libby Montilla, we enter the world of a video game through the dance forms of locking, popping, waving and body-ticking and self-triggered electronic soundscapes which include crunchy electronica, atmospheric strings, funky drum loops and more natural sounds of birds, ocean waves and nature.  The sound design is all intrinsically linked to Montilla’s outstanding body animation and storytelling.

IN THE ZONE takes gaming and escapism as a point of inspiration and celebrates the spectacular worlds that we can explore with technology today. It also examines the potential for loss of control through gaming, encouraging a renewed appreciation for nature. 

IN THE ZONE provides young audiences with the insight that they are much more in control of their own emotional responses than they think they are. Families, schools and young audiences (especially gamers) will be amazed by IN THE ZONE.

Parents and grandparents love IN THE ZONE just as much as the kids!

WORKSHOPS FOR EVERYONE!
Shaun Parker and Company are offering two awesome workshops for audiences to extend your experience of IN THE ZONE. Add a workshop to your booking and join performance professionals before or after the show to get in on the action. Workshops can be tailored for different age groups and are a great way to learn more about the show. 

😊 AIRSTICKS WORKSHOPS 
Audiences can explore the “AirSticks” technology and hip-hop dance techniques used in IN THE ZONE (such as popping, waving, tutting and isolations) when you book this workshop. Participants will join  members of the Shaun Parker & Company team who will provide further information about AirSticks and teach them how to interact with this fun, body-music technology. So book now to jump into for serious fun.
Cost - $10
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Auditorium stage
👉 Book AIRSTICKS WORKSHOPS


😊 HIP HOP WORKSHOPS
The team at Shaun Parker and Company have created a series of high-quality dance workshop videos with the specific intention to empower dance teachers and self-taught dance lovers.Professional hip hop artists teach the various dance styles featured in the show including popping, waving, tutting, body isolations and hip hop to people of different levels of dance skills, ranging from beginner, intermediate to advanced. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to learn to some great moves from the best in the biz.
Cost - $15
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Auditorium stage
👉 Book HIP HOP WORKSHOPS


🛑 NOTE for Teachers:  Hip hop workshops ONLY (not Airsticks) could be delivered free of charge at your school, when booked as part of attending an In the Zone performance. Check our EDUCATION page for more information.

Location

Studio

Running Time

Approx. 70 mins (no interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Wednesday 12 May | 1pm 
  • Saturday 15 May | 12.30pm 
Prices
  • Member: $18.00
  • Adult: $20.00
  • Groups of 3+: $15.00
  • If you're a Member don't forget to sign in to your account when booking to access your discount Member price.
Cast & Credits

  • Director + Choreographer - Shaun Parker
  • Sound + Instrument Designer - Alon Ilsar
  • Dancer + Collaborator -  Libby Montilla
  • Lighting Designer - Benjamin Brockman
  • Associate Dramaturg - Felicity Nicol
  • Production Manager - Imogen Bouchier
  • LiveStream Production - Sean Bacon
  • Executive Director – BeverlyGrowden
  • Project Producer – Shiya Lu

Please Note

• Theatrical smoke / haze effects
• Audio effects including gunshots, explosions, air raid sirens
• Enacted violence

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Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.65 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.10 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.20 per order

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.