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Autin Dance Theatre Presents

Parade – The Giant Wheel


Saturday 24 June 2023

1:00pm & 4:00pm – FREE & Open to all

Renowned outdoor arts company, Autin Dance Theatre and local community groups from across our region will come together this summer to perform Parade – The Giant Wheel, which will be premiere at Walsall Arboretum on Saturday 24 June.

Parade is a moving performance inspired by the beauty, power and impact of people from different walks of life coming together, featuring a 12-foot tall Giant Wheel powered by 5 circus artists and a large community cast, accompanied by live music.

Autin Dance Theatre use their unique blend of contemporary storytelling, striking physicality and innovative large designs to transport audiences and communities along a carefully choreographed procession.

The 50-minute itinerant act is punctuated by 4 static moments that celebrate the tension and fracture between our individual identities and our shared collective humanity. Ultimately, Parade is about celebrating different journeys whilst honouring our shared life struggles.

The Giant Wheel carries the performers high above the streets, spins them around ferociously, turning their worlds upside down, at times giving them momentum and speed, and at others rocking them gently back and forth imitating the laborious and repetitive cycle of life.

Parade is a unique and exciting street performance opportunity that has inclusivity and accessibility at its heart – and it’s not to be missed!

In the weeks leading up to the performance Autin will be running a series of creative workshops to recruit performers and volunteers for the premiere at the end of June.

If you’re interested in signing up to become a member of the Community Cast you can volunteer for Workshops at:

Dance 2 Health Sessions | Oakfield Community Centre – 245 Brettell Ln, Brierley Hill, Stourbridge DY5 3LT

Fri 26 May & Sat 02, Sat 09 & Sat 16 Jun – 11.30am – 1.00pm

St. Giles Primary School, Malthouse Chambers, 30 Walsall St, Willenhall WV13 2ER

Wed 31 May – 3.00 – 6.00pm

Connection Dance, Coneygre Arts Centre, Sedgley Road East, Tipton, DY4 8UH

Tue 16 & Tue 23 May & Tue 06 & Tue 13 Jun –  6.45pm – 8.15pm

Or you could offer your services as a volunteer for the rehearsal – Fri 23 June, 2.30pm -7pm and/or the performance Day Sat 24 Jun – 10.00am-7.00pm  at Walsall Arboretum

If you’re interested in performing in this inspiring outdoor spectacle you can sign up here.

BCDH Company Number: 12823542

Located at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre
Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG