London’s international dance festival Dance Umbrella has named Croydon among the venues for a performance this autumn.

Released this week, the 2017 Dance Umbrella programme describes Origami as ‘the unlikely pairing of a monumental shipping container and a gravity-defying dancer.'

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, the performance is "a breath-taking spectacle" where the container unfurls, as dancer and choreographer Satchie Noro dangles from its sharp corners and glides on its edges.

The container continues to move throughout the performance.

Croydon is one of just five locations across the capital selected to host the free 40-minute show, supported by Croydon Council.

The performance will take place in The Queen’s Gardens on Saturday, October 14 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

Community dance workshops and performances will also be held in the Braithwaite Hall, with details to be publicised nearer the time.

The 2017 programme runs from October 11-28. For more information on the show visit