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Winterruption 2017: SPIN at The Refinery
January 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
Theatrical innovator Evalyn Parry takes her audience on a unique theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, her tribute to the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent for social change.
Spinning a web of stories that travel from 19th century women’s� emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, SPIN is inspired by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895. One part documentary and another part musical� activism, parry cleverly peels back layers of history to reveal a very contemporary heart to her theme of �liberation.
A vintage bicycle, suspended on a mechanic’s stand and amplified with simple electronics, is played – from fenders to spokes to seat, from flashing bike lights to whirring pedals to bells – by percussionist Brad Hart, conjuring an evocative sonic accompaniment to evalyn’s songs and monologues. Projections by award-winning designer Beth Kates add a stunning visual dimension to SPIN, which has delighted audiences across the continent.
Since 2011, SPIN has toured all over Canada, from Newfoundland to the North West Territories to Vancouver Island, as well as through the United States; the SPIN CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.
created and performed by evalyn parry
featuring Brad Hart on the bicycle
directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
projections and production design by Beth Kates
Performances at 8PM on the 19th, 20th and 21st of January, 2017.