Presented By Walker Movement Theatre Company


9 & 10 September | 2.50pm & 4.30pm | Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Duration: 30mins

What to Expect: Dance | Speech free


A treadmill in constant motion becomes the central focus for this powerful and thoughtprovoking new commission. With an explosive mix of stunt performance, contemporary dance and physical theatre, TREAD is a hypnotic and entrancing exploration of the Black moving body, inviting audiences into a world where joyful fantasy and brutal reality coexist. 

More information on TREAD

Site Access

All shows in Dancing City are free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome

Level Access

There is level access to all Dancing City show locations.
Some sites are accessed via public lifts.

Access Viewing areas

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users and various seating options will be available at each performance site.

Distances between shows

The festival site is across the Canary Warf Estate. Performance sites are 5-15 minutes away from each other. Each site has multiple performances throughout the day. Check the map and brochure to plan your route.

Quiet Space and Access Areas

There will be a covered Quiet Space available. The Access Area will have volunteers and staff available for access information throughout the day.

Assisted Access Routes

On Sunday 10th September GDIF volunteers will guide audiences on the following access routes:

1)BSL/Captioned/Speech Free performances
2)Audio Described performances
3)Performances with Easy Read available

Meet at 12.30pm Outside Canary Wharf Underground

Accessible Toilets

All these locations have accessible facilities. The accessible toilets in Canada Place and Churchill Place have changing places hoist facilities.

・Cabot Place, Mall Level -1, near City of London Drycleaners & Leon
・Canada Place, Mall Level -1, at the end of the corridor opposite Robert Dyas * Changing Places
・Churchill Place, Mall Level -1, behind James Shoe Care * Changing Places
・Jubilee Place, Mall Level -1, adjacent to Seoul Bird
・Crossrail Place, Mall Level -3 via lift adjacent to the Notes Coffee Roasters & Bar

Blue badge parking 

・Cabot Square Car Park
・Canada Square Car Park
・Jubilee Place Car Park
・Westferry Circus Car Park

Access drop-off point

Canary Riverside


For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935
For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]

Show Access

Speech free

BLS for all performances



Established by Jamaican-German choreographer Jessica Walker, WALKER Movement Theatre Company actively uses contemporary dance practices, stunt performance techniques and play causality to create innovative thinking spaces within dance theatre. We often find that many feelings cannot be articulated through words; they are instead a visceral feeling, a fleeting moment of synchronicity, a rhythm repeating from within. In all of our work we strive to poke at those deep internalised centres in order to move ourselves and our audiences to think.

Supported by

TREAD at GDIF 2023 is supported by Canary Wharf Group and Arts Council England. Commissioned by Stomping Ground, a commissioning partnership which includes The Place, Fabric, Creative Crawley, Tramway and FESTIVAL.ORG.

Where to find it

Crossrail Place, E14 5FU

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