Created & performed by Evalyn Parry
Featuring Brad Hart on the bicycle
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Projections & production design by Beth Kates
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This week the Undercurrents Festival features a very unique play called SPIN which was created and performed by award winning Evalyn Parry. I’m very excited to go see this play on Saturday at Arts Court.
Starring the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change.
In this theatrical and musical production, Evalyn’s co-star is a “vintage bicycle suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage and is connected to variety of electronic effects, the bike is played—from fenders to spokes to bells—by percussionist Brad Hart”.
“Part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken-word poetry and part documentary… whatever it is, it is brilliant.” –Toronto Star
“Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, award-winning artist and songwriter evalyn parry takes her audience on a journey about women, cycling and liberation. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry—the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle, in 1894—parry spins a web of stories which travel deftly from 19th-century women’s emancipation to 21st-century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her investigation.” -http://www.undercurrentsfestival.ca/spin/