from C-12 Dance Theatre's fantastic show Trolleys
While most people might be out doing their weekly shop on a Saturday afternoon, the shopping trolleys assembled in Bell Square last week were being put to a much better use.
They were playing a starring role in Trolleys, a stunning contemporary dance work by C-12 Dance Theatre which was performed twice to a fantastic audience. Both shows were incredibly well received and we had a lovely tweet from someone in the audience.
— Vinal K Karania (@vkkarania) June 2, 2018
We also filmed the event by doing a Facebook Live broadcast which has been viewed a lot since the event and it also captures some of the crowd feedback - a lot of 'Oohs', 'Aaaahs' and 'Encores' as you will see (and hear) in the video below.
So what is Trolleys?
The story is a simple one - five shopping trolleys randomly appear and two of them meet and fall in love.
Moved by the dancers, the trolleys spin, glide and slide and this is highly physical - we've never seen dancers spinning trolleys before and we've seen a lot! It's a humorous outdoor performance where high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics and street dance merge with the extraordinary world of trolleys. It's also quite breathtaking and absorbing with maximum use made of the outdoor space.
If you enjoyed coming along or watching the video, we look forward to seeing you at our next show - Sur Mesure: Sat 16 June, 1pm & 3pm
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