Mark your calendars to pick up tickets for Prairie Theatre Exchange http://www.pte.mb.ca/database/files/library/Season_at_a_Glance_website.pdf's presentation of "Spin" by Evalyn Parry http://www.thecollectionagency.ca/evalyn%E2%80%88parry/ running Jan 13-31, 2016.
Annie was recently featured by Momentum Mag as one of three women who changed the course of history on bicycles http://momentummag.com/three-women-changed-course-history-bicycle/.
Created and Performed by *evalyn parry* Directed by *Ruth Madoc-Jones*
Innovative, award-winning Toronto artist evalyn parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey in* SPIN*, her 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 performance.
parry’s “co-star” is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage and connected to a variety of electronic effects pedals, the bike is played – from fenders to spokes to bells – by percussionist *Brad Hart*, conjuring an astonishing and unique sonic accompaniment to parry’s songs and monologues. Projections by award-winning designer *Beth Kates* add a captivating visual layer to *SPIN*, which sold out the run of its premiere in Toronto in 2011.
“part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry and part documentary … whatever it is, it is brilliant” –*Toronto Star*