Author Archives: Karen

Blazing Saddles – women through the history of cycling

We’re very excited to be developing a new heritage project researching women & cycling, linking a centenary of women’s suffrage & emancipation with environmental & health policy narratives encouraging women & girls to ride. More information soon…

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Strictly Night Cycling

A night-time version of Strictly Cycling, with yellow cycling capes glowing like belisha beacons, wheels, fingers & toes ablaze.  An entertaining street show, combined with a light-hearted, road safety, message to ‘light up & be seen on bikes after dark. … Continue reading

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The Cilia Dance presentation at Out There Arts Festival

The Bicycle Ballet Co Artistic Director outlines some of the ideas behind The Cilia Dance, the day before the pilot project in Brighton takes place A bit more detail on some of those ideas: Cilia are microscopic, hair-like structures on … Continue reading

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The Cilia Dance interview

Interview with Mark Carter on BBC Radio Sussex, Saturday 25 September, 9.10am

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The Cilia Dance, Brighton Car Free Day

Saturday 25 September from 3pm at St Peter’s Church & through Valley Gardens 15 years after the first Bicycle Ballet performance on Brighton seafront, we’re back to celebrate Car Free Day again on Saturday 25 September, with a pilot performance … Continue reading

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The Cilia Dance: an invitation to dance on Brighton Car Free Day

You are invited to co-create & perform The Cilia Dance, a conversation using the language of movement, instead of words, to explore how we travel around the city.  A playful, fun, collaborative & empathic exchange; to dance in each other’s … Continue reading

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The Cilia Dance

The Cilia Dance is a high impact, movement piece co-created & performed by local people. The piece is conceived as an ambitious experiment in holding a ‘conversation’ about how we get around our towns & cities, using the language of … Continue reading

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Ella Fleetwood, Performer

Ella is a contemporary dance artist based in London & South East. She trained on the CAT scheme at The Place & graduated with a First Class degree from Trinity Laban in 2016. She currently performs in Bicycle Ballet Co’s … Continue reading

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REimagine your city. Car Free. London 2019

The Bicycle Ballet Co presented shows throughout the day, with two Strictly Cycling teams & Blazing Saddles. all images © Raysto Images

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2020 Wish List

More Car Free Day events please. We took three teams to the fabulous 2019 Reimagine London event, which closed 16 miles of roads. There was a 61% drop in air pollution in one day & everyone had such a brilliant … Continue reading

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