Bicycle Ballet

Farman, Virginia (2006) Bicycle Ballet. [Show/Exhibition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Virginia Farman directed/choreographed this large-scale, 'in-the-round', 40 minute, outdoor performance for 30 - 100 dancers/cyclists,(depending on site) 'in the round' as a free public spectacle to audiences of 3,000, with producer Karen Poley and composer Olly Aymer. It was created for, and first performed on, National 'Car Free Day', 2006 and later at the National Theatre and for the Queen's visit to Brighton (both 2007). Inspired by an investigation into the potential for a modern mass spectacle, 'Bicycle Ballet' is a celebration of alternative technology and community action. It explores a modernist aesthetic in its glorification of speed, the machine and symmetric, non-organic patterning, referencing sport and Olympic imagery, the films of Jacques Tati and the choreography of Busby Berkeley.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: DVD: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/93/
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Departments > Dance
Media of Output: Performance
Event Title: Bicycle Ballet
Event Location: Madeira Drive, Seafront, Brighton, East Sussex and The National Theatre
Event Dates: 23 Sep 2006
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Depositing User: Debbie Bogard
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 15:18
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1062

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