Last weekend, the talented dancers and performers of La Parade Amoureuse pranced down the Roman Road as part of the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival.
After weeks of anticipation, the dance troop made their way down the high street, some carrying amazing illuminated deer.
Social media was alight with feedback from locals – BBC and ITV2 presenter Jonny Nelson even caught site of the precession.
— Jonny Nelson (@fulljonnynelson) June 30, 2018
Bradley Hemming, art director and founder of the Greenwich & Docklands Festival, said he chose the Roman because it is a great venue for precessions: ‘The long straight road gives such a perfect backdrop.’
Processions in previous years have included giant insects and giant puppets. One performance included interactions with Roman Road market traders.
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If you liked this, why not read our full interview with the founder of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival.
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