The Bicycle Ballet Co has been commissioned by The Birmingham Weekender to create a night-time version of Strictly Cycling. Read more here: Strictly Night Cycling
Strictly Cycling continues to tour in 2015. An improvisational, visual performance & ‘cycle-about’ choreography, inspired by flash mobs, surrealism, everyday cycling experiences and the great British weather!
2014 was a truly fantastic year. Strictly Cycling received three amazing commissions, to create:
* Flash mob workshops for up to 20 people
* A pink version for the Gira d’Italia Big Start, Belfast
* Tandem workshops for visually impaired people & front riders
Click links for more info
Strictly Cycling was seen by an estimated 15,000 people at locations across the UK
‘Leaping the Barriers: a short guide to improving access for visually impaired people to outdoor events’ is now available. Follow the links to download from HERE
Click links on event names for more info
9 & 10 May – Gira d’Italia, Belfast
20 & 21 June – Edinburgh Cycling Festival
28 June – Yorkshire Sculpture Park
4 July – Leeds, Grand Depart
5 July – Fairlop Fair, London
5 July – Bradford, Grand Depart
6 July – Bristol Cycling Festival & Make Sunday Special
7 July – Woodford Wells, Redbridge, Tour de France
10 Sept – Tour of Britain, Bristol stage finish
20 Sept – Hockley Street Fayre, Nottingham
24 Sept – London University Freshers Fair, Barbican
2013 Everyday Hero, a narrative driven performance featuring an integrated company of visually impaired & sighted performers, working with tandems, was created and toured in 2013. Click HERE for further info.
2012 Bicycle Ballet Mass Show toured to five locations in 2012, working with local people to create performances.
– 29th June, So Festival, Skegness
– 21st July, Edmonton Carnival, Enfield
– 5th August, Hadleigh, Essex
– 18th/19th August, Preston Guild Wheel Launch
– 29th September, ‘Stade Saturday’ Hastings
reCyculture, July – Sept 2012, a Kent wide installation project celebrating the Paralympic Road Cycling events hosted in Brands Hatch.
In the News, Summer 2012:
Preview of Hastings Bicycle Ballet in The Times, 28.9.12
A six page feature in German cycling magazine, Pedaliero. Click link to see Bicycle Ballet only, pages in Pedaliero – Urban Cycling Oct 2012
‘Stade Bicycle Ballet will be a Tough Act to Follow’ The Argus 6.10.12
SW Londoner 2.7.12 – http://bit.ly/Oks38f
BBC World Service – July 12 – http://bbc.in/S5XGVM
And, we even inspired a song, composed by Graham Godfrey of Hadleigh Voices Choir: http://bit.ly/RuilSC
In the News, Winter 2011/12:
‘dance of cycling performer’, Kate Evans, is featured in the London Cyclist magazine.
V’LILLE Launch, Lille’s Cycle Hire Scheme, September 2011
The new V’LILLE bikes were carefully worked into the narrative of ‘the dance of cycling’ and presented to large audiences in the city centre.
Evening Standard, Tall Tales Riding High, 9 Sept 2011
BBC Spotlight South West: 14 Sept 2011
This is Devon, 15 Sept 2011. click dates for more info
Bike Art Book: out now
Bicycle Ballet features in a new book about art and bikes by Greek arts collective Carpe Diem. The book presents bicycles in art around the world in the form of murals, design, illustration, tattoos, custom bikes, as well as us on page 242, http://bit.ly/tFQzqs.
New Productions for 2011:
Where are the girls when the boys are learning to bunny hop? A dynamic, new outdoor show fusing dance, circus and physical theatre – on bicycles. 2011 dates on the right.
Performance Parking Large scale visual installation inspired by the lengths you sometimes have to take to securely park your bike!
Redeveloped for 2011:
the dance of cycling has undergone a period of further development to build its dynamism, spectacle and comic moments.