Blazing Saddles

Date: 16 Sep 2018

Blazing Saddles is a visually stunning & joyful outdoor performance celebrating women & cycling & fashion, with a wry look at pink, evolving cultural taboos & the freedom of cycling.

The show celebrates a step change moment for women in the late 1890s, when bicycles first became widely available.  Women embraced the freedom, independence & economy bicycles offered &, to the horror of wider society, transformed their clothing to be able to ride.   

Evolving from a contemporary choreography, the show uses movement, character & humour, clowning, costume & cake (or possibly biscuits) to tell the story of a group of women caught up in the excitement of the possibilities of freedom, travel & independence.

The visual narrative unfolds in a series of sequences, moving around a location.  Costumes & colours transform taking on a more modern look, & touching on issues & ideas about women cycling today.

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