October 29, 2016 7:30 PM – The Vets
PRE-SHOW JUMPSTARTS WITH RI RECYCLE-A-BIKE AND JUMP! DANCE COMPANY START 6:30 PM
“Intelligently conceived and expertly executed… in a word, excellent.” —The New York Times
Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines. This “engrossingly entertaining” spectacle combines inspired storytelling with acrobats and funambulists dangling and twirling from a massive, pedal-powered apparatus called the Gantry Bike. Flying unicycles and floating trapeze artists also appear in this world inspired by steampunk culture, where cycling is the way to escape a technology-obsessed society. Experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when man meets machine in a magnificent way.
Tickets: $18-78* Part of the FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series.
Presented by FirstWorks and The Vets