Spin

evalyn parry
January 14, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Preview - January 13, 2016
The bicycle as an agent of social change...and a musical instrument

“Part theatre, part music gig, part spoken word poetry, part documentary: whatever it is, it is brilliant!”  - Toronto Star

Go on a theatrical and musical journey in Spin, Evalyn Parry’s tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. 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 from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her theme of liberation. parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle played by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds on his “iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.

An Outspoke production

"Mothers, bring your daughters." - Winnipeg Free Press
Suitable for children age 10 and up.

Running Time: approximately 80 minutes
No intermission

“…a welcome breath of fresh air….SPIN makes something beautiful out of taking your life into your own hands - Globe & Mail


Bob says:  “There’s a joy to finding gems like Spin to share with Winnipeg audiences. evalyn parry has created a magical mix of music, spoken word, theatre, and a percussionist making astounding music on a bicycle – you’ll never look at a bike the same way again. We’re proud that this production will coincide with the 100th anniversary (January 28, 1916) of Manitoba women getting the right to vote.”

Featuring:

evalyn parry
Brad Hart, on the bicycle
Kathleen Kajioka, Violin
Kevin Fox, Cello
Angela Rudden, Viola

Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Video and Production design by Beth Kates
String Arrangements by Michael Holt
Technical Director: Shanna Miller


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