Blazing Saddles needs you!

Helen Billingham | Jun 2018

Call out for Milton Keynes based women & their bikes to participate in a unique outdoor performance of The Bicycle Ballet Co’s Blazing Saddles

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Who’s it for?

We’re looking for up to 20 local women & their bikes to join The Bicycle Ballet Company in the creation & presentation of Blazing Saddles for MK’s Pedalling Culture.
All ages welcome & no experience necessary, apart from basic cycling proficiency.

What is it?

Blazing Saddles is a unique outdoor performance celebrating the importance of the bicycle to women & fashion, & the possibilities of travel & freedom.
The show tells its tale in a series of choreographed sequences, with movement & humour. It unfolds along a short route along the Redways (locations to
be confirmed).

You will learn the structures & movement in each scene, taking a lead in some & acting as a chorus in others; guided throughout by performers.

Why get involved?

Its an opportunity to develop new skills, boost confidence, work as part of a dedicated team on a unique project, meet new people & have lots of fun. You’ll learn about the historical importance of
cycling for women, & help encourage more people in Milton Keynes to ride & use the Redways.

Previous participants got involved to ‘try something different,’ ‘meet new people,’ ‘do something for their community,’ & ‘wanted a new challenge’. Afterwards, comments included:
‘I met new people, enjoyment, pushing myself, attention, laughter, fond memories & I learned new things.’

‘A great atmosphere at rehearsals & because we were all volunteers it felt like there was no pressure.’

‘Increased bike confidence. Enjoyed performing… way better than going to the gym.’

When is it?

Saturday 15th September
10-1pm – Workshop rehearsal
1-2pm – Lunch
2-5pm – Ride the route & rehearsal
Sunday 16th September 10-12noon – Rehearsal & run through
2-4pm – performance

How can I get involved?

Register here –
Get involved & be part of an amazing team, creating an exciting community event

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