David Prakash

David Prakash is an Indian/Samoan artist who began his journey into the realm of street dance in 2012. During this time, he has explored multiple genres such as Popping, Hip Hop, House, and Krump. David has judged at various street dance battles in Melbourne and competed nationally/internationally. David’s practice is evolving daily, and his offerings in class settings are a direct reflection of his discoveries. In 2016, David co-founded ‘Jam On Toast’, a weekly dance jam for the Melbourne dance community to dance, hang out and connect with new people. David’s recent venture into the contemporary dance space has seen him in development outcomes for ‘Collision’ by Jo Lloyd, TASDANCE & Guts Dance, ‘4×4’ with Chunky Move and in multiple creative projects with Jennifer Ma & Collaborators including Home(s), Submerge at Dancehouse, Art Echoes commissioned by Bunjil Place, ACCUMULATING and We Are Here. One of David’s first major outcomes in 2022 featured a work titled ‘Insert Self’ presented by L2R, co-directed by David Prakash & Jayden Wall. ‘Interrogating common freedoms and authentic, urgent identity making’. The work as a result, acted as a container to echo the stories of young local artists with attachment to L2R and various street dance genres.

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