A Ghost Peloton blazes a trail through Yorkshire en route to Leeds for a monumental live performance fusing endurance sport, dance and public art.
Ghost Peloton is created by Phoenix Dance Theatre and NVA in partnership with Sustrans.
Visual Art,Outdoor,Dance,Family Event
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
A Ghost Peloton of cyclists, drawing on the spirit of the Tour de France but forsaking dreams of heroism, commits to mass communal movement juxtaposed with complex and extraordinarily athletic choreography inspired by the wheel in motion and performed on film by Phoenix's dancers.
Each ghost rider, bike and dancer wears a bespoke LED light suit that changes colour, flash-rate and luminosity as the Peloton changes course. The combined results produce mesmerising light patterns as the cyclists interact with their passing surroundings, culminating in a public performance and film projection as night falls in central Leeds.
Both as large-scale public art and through the powerful film and photography it will inspire, the work allows us to see the body in perfect motion and to look again at familiar environments. The landscape of Yorkshire from remote moor to urban heartland becomes an open canvas carrying a new visual language seen in live performance and a documentary film by renowned cycling film director Mark Huskisson.
Ghost Peloton builds on the worldwide success of NVA’s Speed of Light which since 2012 has choreographed massed endurance runners in sites as diverse as Arthur’s Seat, Yokohama docks and the Ruhr valley. Ghost Peloton is a collaboration between NVA and Leeds based Phoenix Dance Theatre in association with Sustrans.
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Established in 1992, NVA is a registered Scottish arts charity funded by Creative Scotland and a number of UK trusts and foundations. The organisation has produced award winning and dynamic projects in challenging landscapes – these have included temporary lighting animations on the mountains of Skye; permanent spaces such as the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow and major urban festivals
Over the last 30 years, from small beginnings in inner-city Leeds, Phoenix Dance Theatre has grown to be one of Britain's leading contemporary dance companies. From our home in Leeds, the company tours nationally and internationally, with the aim of bringing inspiring and entertaining dance to the widest possible audience.