About the production

Part dance. Part ballet. Part outdoor spectacle.  Trolleys is a new ballet for five supermarket trolleys. 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.

Trolleys was produced by C-12 Dance Theatre and Shaun Parker & Company.

Creative Team

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

Australian Performers: For Buzz Dance Theatre : Toby Derrick, Scott Ewen, Jordan Hanna, Storm Helmore, Kye Maurer

UK Performers: Shaun Dillon, John Henney, Georgia Leigh Godfrey, Lewis Major, Jamie Morgans, Marc Stevenson, Ria Uttridge, James Williams


Winner 2012 Argus Angel Award, in recognition of Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival and Fringe.


Set to a pulsating score, it was heart warming and heartbreaking at the same time. This was art accessible for the masses.

★★★★★ 5 Stars The Argus, Brighton UK

TROLLEYS – A Brilliant Performance… Spellbound!

Egomedia Australia

The five dancers chose the era of mass consumption to tame its main attribute: the supermarket trolley!

Two males challenge each other, the herd closes its ranks around a lone trolley, and the dancers spin and

hurl the trolleys in a percussive urban dance! TROLLEYS makes you want to go on other races around the

radius of Circonova, and to get refreshed by energy and daring!

Quimper, France

While people are drawn into this narrative, it is the athleticism in the way the dances use their everyday prop that is spellbinding, not unlike other forms of street performance such as breakdancing to urban skaters.

Arts Hub

TROLLEYS on the Road Tour

TROLLEYS will go on a national tour in Australia in 2021 along with a series of new outdoor works including HOVER and FOUND OBJECTS!


Previous Tours

Alexandria, Egypt

Downtown Festival Cairo, Egypt

Theatre de Cornouaille, France

Auckland LIVE - New Zealand Dance Company - Countdown Food Rescue Appeal - Summer in the Square

Media launch - Summer in the Square - Auckland LIVE. New Zealand Dance Company

Belfast International Festival, Northern Ireland - with C12 Dance Theatre

DNweekeND, Doncaster UK - with C12 Dance Theatre

Leicester City Festival UK

Leicester City Festival UK - with C12 Dance Theatre

Liverpool NSW, Liverpool Street Arts Festival

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Blysh Festival, Wales Millenium Centre

Fit Carrer, Vila-Real, Spain

City of Sydney's Art and About Festival, Customs House

City of Sydney's Art and About Festival, Hyde Park

Artois, France

City of Sydney's Art and About Festival, Pitt St Mall

Confluences Nomades, Abbeville, France

Confluences Nomades, Abbeville, France

5.30pm + 7.30pm City of Sydney’s Art & About Festival,Martin Place

Chateau Thierry, France

Confluences Nomades, Chateau Thierry, France

Freedom Festival, Hull

Freedom Festival, Hull

BOING 2014, Canterbury

6pm Georgetown Festival Malaysia Pusat Belia Perbandaran ( Penang Youth Centre)

7:30pm Gurney Plaza Jalan Kelawai

Theater Festival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Theater Festival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Theater op de Markt, Dommelhof

Theater op de Markt, Dommelhof

London, UK, City of London Festival

London, UK, City of London Festival

Derby, UK, Ashbourne Festival

Derby, UK, Ashbourne Festival

Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre

Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre

Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre

Derby Festé - Derby

OUT There Festival - Great Yarmouth

OUT There Festival - Great Yarmouth

Peterborough Festival

Peterborough Festival

St Albans Festival - St Albans

Appetite - Stoke on Trent

Birmingham Festival - Birmingham

SO Festival - Skegness

Imagine Festival - Watford

Imagine Festival - Watford

Imagine Festival - Watford


Ashbourne Festival UK
City of London Festival UK
Dancing Days, Swansea UK
Dance Village, Bristol Harbour Festival UK
Art & About Opening Night Party – Martin Place
Customs House – Art & About Festival, Sydney
Hyde Park – Art & About Festival, Sydney
Pitt Street Mall, Art & About Festival, Sydney

Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia

Salisbury Festival, UK
Ashbourne Festival, UK
City of London Festival, UK
Dancing Days, Swansea, UK
Dance Village, Bristol Harbour Festival, UK
Freedom Festival, Hull, UK
Theatre Op de Markt, Dommelhof, The Netherlands
Theaterfestival Boulevard, S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Gulbenkian Festival, Kent, UK
Confluences Normandes, Chateau Thierry, France
Confluences Normandes, Abbeville, France
Lievin, Artois, France
BOING Festival, Canterbury, UK


Awesome Festival, Perth
UK & The Netherlands
Oldham Festival, Oldham, UK
Fuse Medway Festival, UK
Bradford Festival, Bradford, UK
Imagine Festival, Watford, UK
SO Festival, Skegness, UK
Summer in Southside, Birmingham, UK
Appetite Festival, Stoke on Trent, UK
Summer in the City Festival, St Albans, UK
Peterborough Festival, Peterborough, UK
Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth, UK
Derby Festé, Derby, UK
Kunsten op Straat Festival, Zwollen, Dalsfen, Oldenzaal, Netherlands



Brighton Festival (Winner, Argus Angel Award)
Greenwich & Docklands International Festival
Winchester Hat Fair
St Andrews Inside Out Festival
Stockton International Riverside Festival
Mint Fest, Leeds


Contact Details
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989

Shaun Parker & Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island elders, past and present.

Shaun Parker & Company prides itself on celebrating diversity, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.