Evalyn Parry: SpinEvalyn Parry: Spinhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/247011Roberts Marshall Auditorium2014-04-05T19:00:002014-04-05T21:30:00
April 5,2014 7:00PM–9:30PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
Innovative, award-winning Toronto artist evalyn parry takes her audience on an u ncommon theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, her tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 7 pm Marshall Auditorium
Free. Open to the public. General Admission. No tickets needed.
7pm doors open.
Pre show with the Haverford Outskirts.
A rare full theater multi-media performance of evalyn's innovative, award-winning theatrical and musical journey, SPIN, a tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, ¨musical instrument and agent of social change.
Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – parry spins a web of stories which travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her theme of liberation.
parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage, and outfitted with electronic pick-ups, the bike is played by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds on his ”iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.
SPIN is staged by award-winning director Ruth Madoc-Jones with video and production design by acclaimed designer Beth Kates, and sound design concepts by Anna Friz.
The final event in parry's three-week campus visitation as our 2014 Friend in Residence, sponsored by the Quaker Affairs Office.
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Walter Hjelt Sullivan
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