Bicycle Ballet | a celebration of the dance that Is cycling
Blazing Saddles Touring in 2019, a celebration of women, cycling & fashion since the advent
Touring in 2019, a celebration of women, cycling & fashion since the advent of the bike. Static, roving or on a ride, with & without participants… Read more…
Also touring in 2019, a high impact, visual performance inspired by flash mobs, dada-ism, every day cycling & the great British weather. Read more….
Strictly Night Cycling
A night-time version of Strictly Cycling, also available for bookings in 2019. Read more HERE
An epic 2018 summer season!
Both Strictly Cycling & Blazing Saddles toured to some amazing festivals & events across the UK in 2018. In addition, we received two commissions for Blazing Saddles, from Lakes Alive & Milton Keynes Pedalling Cultures, to build on & develop new structures, choreography & costumes to engage local participants & their bicycles.
2017 was a fantastic year!
Strictly Cycling toured to 15 locations, including a fabulous 10 performer show in Trafalgar Sq. We ran an all ability workshop with performance in Bradford & performed to an estimated audience of over 16,000 people. & Blazing Saddles was redeveloped for touring, following a commission from Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
Back in 2016
A special year, with the creation of a new show Blazing Saddles, commissioned by Southwark Council; & two special commissions: FireSpring for Cyclopark & a short piece for the opening of the UCI road track cycling championships at the London Velodrome.
Back in 2015
Strictly Cycling continued to tour in 2015. An improvisational, visual performance & ‘cycle-about’ choreography, inspired by flash mobs, surrealism, everyday cycling experiences and the great British weather!
What a year!
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 Leaping the Barriers
2014 Strictly Cycling Tour,
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.
Green Horses on the Wall, May – Sept 2012, Danebury Ave, London, SW15 4DQ. An installation and spoken word project, commissioned by Wandsworth Arts Festival. Follow the links for more info.
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.
We’re In the News, Autumn 2011:
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.