SPIN celebrates the Bicycle as a muse, a musical instrument, and an agent of social change.
In SPIN, a vintage bicycle, hooked up to simple electronics and suspended in a mechanic’s stand,
While SPIN recounts the story of several 19th century adventurers and women’s rights activists, for whom the bike provided a truly revolutionary form of emancipation, it’s easy today to take our many rights and freedoms for granted, and to forget the hard-won battles fought by courageous pioneers who helped pave the (still unfinished) road toward true equality. Inspired by the many histories / ‘herstories’ and metaphors contained in bicycles, SPIN is ultimately about more than just the love of bikes: it’s about the pursuit of freedom, and how every act of resistance, however complex, plays a role in our evolution as a human race, moving us further down the road.
Part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken-word poetry, and part documentary, don’t miss Evalyn Parry’s SPIN, Up Close and Personal at Horizon Stage on Sunday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave) or by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090. Tickets can also be purchased online through Ticketpro.
“…a welcome breath of fresh air….SPIN makes something beautiful out of taking your life into your own hands“ - Globe & Mail
“The depth Parry gives to the concept of the bicycle through her script is quite staggering…an ingenious mixture of songs, monologues, video projection, and modern technology.” - Torontoist
This performance is proudly sponsored by CKUA, Servus Credit Union, Seal & Bedard Accountants, Travelodge Inn & Suites, The Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Horizon Stagelighters, and Ticketpro.