Autin Dance Theatre present

Parade: The Giant Wheel

Basingstoke Festival

Weekend Two

Saturday 1 July
11am and 2:30pm
Starts at London Street

Parade – The Giant Wheel

Parade is a moving performance inspired by the beauty, power and impact of people coming together from different walks of life. See the spectacle of The 12-foot-tall Giant Wheel powered by five street artists and a choreographed procession on the streets of Basingstoke, by local performers of all generations.

Autin Dance Theatre uses 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 3 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.

Autin Dance Theatre presents ‘Parade’ with the support of Arts Council England, Midlands Arts Centre – MAC, 101 Outdoor Arts, Black Country Dance Hub and the National Lottery Community Fund.


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