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Trolleys (Auckland, New Zealand)


16 Sep 2018 - 18 Dec 2021

Short Synopsis

Winner of the Argus Angel Award (Brighton Festival, UK), Shaun Parker’s TROLLEYS is a twenty-minute outdoor dance theatre work utilising five supermarket trolley and five exceptional NZDC dancers: Carl Tolentino, Chris Ofanoa, Chrissy Kokiri, Katie Rudd, and Xin Ji.

Choreographed by Shaun Parker and set to a stunning orchestral score by composer Nick Wales (Sydney Symphony, Sydney Dance Company, Sarah Blasko, SBS, ABC), the work creates a highly physical, extraordinary urban world incorporating high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics, street dance, parkour and seemingly ordinary everyday objects – the supermarket trolley.  

Described as ‘so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition...’. 

The 20-minute work can be easily adapted to a wide variety of outdoor locations such as shopping malls, courtyards, railway station clear ways, basketball courts and a range of other public spaces. It has also played indoors in the central walkways of shopping centres to huge audiences.

Shaun Parker’s TROLLEYS has been on award-winning tours in the UK, Spain, Belgium, France, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Australia. It’s New Zealand premiere was at Auckland Live‘s Summer in the Square and was also performed at Hamilton Gardens Festival.

Reviews Feature

“A Brilliant Performance... Spellbound!” Egomedia Australia 

“This is my 9th time watching the show. I just love it and keep coming back for more” John, audience member 

“It was such a joy to have Trolleys on the Square. Going out there every day to see that piece draw in a crowd was always the favourite part of my day. I hope you get to do it all over the country." Anders Falstie-Jensen, Producer, Auckland Live's Summer in the Square

Composed By
Nick Wales
Shaun Parker
The New Zealand Dance Company
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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