Just got home from the Imperial Theatre where I attended a performance of “SPIN” by Canadian artist Evalyn Perry. Evalyn is at once singer, musician, poet, story teller as well as gay and women’s rights activist. The entire performance features the bicycle. During the show, a vintage bicycle is masterfully turned percussion instrument to accompany her.
The highlight of the show is the story of Annie Londonderry who in 1894, at the age of 23, rode her a bicycle around the world. An amazing story made more amazing by the fact that so few people have ever heard it.
Perry has a beautiful voice! Her lyrics are clever but also carry a powerful message about the bicycle as a vehicle of freedom and change!