Shaun Parker & Company bring street dance and acrobatics to RPAC

Shaun Parker & Company is one of Australia’s most far-reaching dance companies, having toured extensively internationally to 21 counties across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.  

This exhilarating and critically acclaimed dance company is renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores and theatrical invention.

Their brand-new outdoor dance spectacles HOVER and TROLLEYS invites you to explore public spaces and everyday objects in a different way as you enjoy some edgy and entertaining dance routines!

Join us for these FREE performances during the school holidays, and why not make a day of it and also book into a hip-hop dance workshop for only $5.

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HOVER - Free pop-up performance

Where: Library Square, Cleveland CBD*
Time: 
10am

Join us for an epic hoverboard performance inspired by street dance, circus and classic boy-band hits!

Roving and dancing on hoverboards, Shaun Parker & Company’s exceptional dance and physical theatre artists pay homage to boy bands throughout history.

The fun and high-energy choreography in HOVER is inspired by the circus and street dance forms such as breakdance, tutting, popping and krumping, and integrated with visually compelling hoverboards. This show is set to a variety of music genres, including pop hits from across the ages. This remarkable ensemble of professional dancers will also improvise dance moves responding to the surroundings and specific spectators.

* Please note: in the event of wet weather this performance will instead take place in the RPAC Auditorium.

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TROLLEYS - Free pop-up performance

Where: RPAC Auditorium
Time: 2pm

You’ll never look at a shopping trolley the same again …

Part dance. Part ballet. Part outdoor spectacle.  TROLLEYS is a new ballet for five supermarket trolleys featuring Shaun Parker & Company’s exceptional dancers – Samuel Beazley, Joel Fenton, Olivia Hadley, Romain Hassanin and Libby Montilla.

Five shopping trolleys randomly appear in a public space. Two meet and fall in love. One grapples to find a friend. Three others revolt and ignite a dance of anarchy.

Trolleys spin, glide and slide in this highly physical, humorous outdoor performance where high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics and street dance merge with the extraordinary world of trolleys.

 

Score composed by Nick Wales.

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HIP-HOP DANCE WORKSHOPS

Cost: $5
Where: RPAC Auditorium
Time:
11am & 2.30pm

Get ready to get active and bust out some killer dance moves in this 60 minute hip-hop dance workshop for all skill levels with Shaun Parker & Company dancers.

Make sure you check out the free HOVER or TROLLEYS performances before the workshops to see the Shaun Parker and Company dancers in action. The fun and high-energy choreography in these shows is inspired by the circus and street dance forms such as breakdance, tutting, popping and krumping.

You will definitely be inspired you to get your groove on and learn new skills. Mum and Dad  are welcome to stay to watch the workshop, but don’t need to book a ticket.

 

 

HOVER CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Composer & Instrumentalist: Nick Wales
Executive Producer: Andy Currums
Dancer & Collaborator: Samuel Beazley, Joel Fenton, Olivia Hadley, Romain Hassanin, Libby Montilla
Photographer: Shiya Lu
Production Coordinator/ Stage Manager: Imogen Bouchier
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TROLLEYS CREATIVE TEAM

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Music by Nick Wales
Rehearsal Director: Annie Lunette Deakin Foster
Production Manager: Adam Towndrow
Commissioned by Without Walls
Special thanks to the British Council
Photos by Irven Lewis
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

HOVER is part of Shaun Parker & Company's 'Trolleys on the Road' program and is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Shaun Parker & Company is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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Event and ticketing details

Date and time

Thurs 23 & Fri 24 September
HOVER performance - 10am
TROLLEYS performance - 2pm
Hip-Hop Workshops - 11am & 2.30pm

Duration:     Performances 20 min; Workshops 60 min.

Tickets

Performance: FREE
Workshops: $5.00

Location

RPAC Auditorium

2 -16 Middle Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Induction Loop Hearing Assistance

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre on 3829 8131 so that we can accommodate your needs. Further information can also be found on the 'Access and Facilities' page.

Event notes

Suitability:

  • Performances: all ages
  • Workshops: most suitable for ages 10-17 years. Younger children who have dance experience may still enjoy these workshops. 

Booking fees:

No booking fees

Workshop bookings:

Opening soon

Box Office hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm, and 1 hour prior to performances.

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