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.