About The show
It’s the school report you never knew you needed.
Bursting at the seams with fascinating facts, naughty stories and dance moves to die for, 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale follows Jacob, a schoolboy presenting a report on the topic of his own choice. Not to be extra or anything, but Jacob has decided to cover 100 Years of the History of Dance!
Exploring the lives of influential choreographers including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bauch, Gene Kelly and Paula Abdul, Jacob not only talks about them, but demonstrates their signature style at the same time! As he prepares, Jacob ponders the difference between ‘influence’ and ‘plagiarism’ and begins to question his own legacy…
Development for this play began in New York City at the Roundabout Theater Rehearsal Studios, where Joseph Simons, Emma Canalese and Enrico Melozzi worked together to bring to life Jacob and his obsession with dance. Later developments took place in London, UK and Brisbane, Australia. Following on from his hit solo show First Things First, dance and comic maverick Joseph Simons returns with his next one-man adventure. Don’t miss this hilarious and heartwarming new Australian play