Doncaster town centre is set to be awash with colour as the town’s theatre team up with international street theatre makers Artonik for The Colour of Time – a free outdoor performance that brings a rainbow eruption of powder and dance to the streets of Doncaster on Saturday 19 September.

France’s Artonik have performed all over the world and their latest production The Colour Of Time has clocked up thousands of miles before making its way to Doncaster.

And there’s a chance for you to be involved.  Cast is inviting anyone aged over 9 with an interest in theatre, dance or performance to join the professional performers in this massive processional dance from the centre of town to Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

Participants are invited to learn a dance routine to help bring the show alive.  There are videos to help people learn the choreography, and it doesn’t require any previous experience.

The Colour Of Time is a stunning reinvention of the Indian Holi Festival where, each year, people throw gulal powder in the air showing great joy, celebrating unity, and acceptance of diversity through colourful embraces.

In a huge dance parade, dancers and musicians will move in a choreographed parade through Doncaster town centre towards a finale on the Sir Nigel Gresley Square outside Cast. Joining in, the audience are paint the sky with an explosion of gulal powder.

Graham Whitehead, Head of marketing and communications at Cast comments:

“This is a great way for people from our local communities of any ability, who love to dance or express themselves in performance, to be part of a joyful and dynamic celebration. We’re delighted to bring outdoor theatre specialists Artonik and the spectacle that has been the highlight of festivals around the world since 2013 to paint Doncaster’s skies”.

If dance isn’t your thing. There are also opportunities for community volunteers aged over 16 to work with Cast’s professional team of ushers to make this event something that Doncaster will never forget.

Anyone interested in taking part as a performer or volunteer can contact Cast on 01302 303 959 or visit