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FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series kicks off with Cirque Mechanics’ Pedal Punk

cirque-mechanics-photo-2-e1468346820909On Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM, Cirque Mechanics will perform Pedal Punk, a steampunk-inspired spectacle of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines, at The Vets. Tickets run from $18-78.

Experience the excitement and artistry of acrobats and funambulists dangling and twirling from a massive pedal-powered Gantry Bike. Pedal Punk kicks of FirstWorks’ Artistic Icons Series, which also includes performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Rennie Harris Puremovement in February.

Plan to arrive early on Saturday! The pre-show jumpstarts with RI Recycle-A-Bike and Jump! Dance Company at 6:30 PM. And on Friday, October 28th from 5-8 PM, meet Cirque Mechanics’ Artistic Director Chris Lashua at Bike to Beer at The Malted Barley, 334 Westminster Street.

FirstWorks presents world-class performing arts programs that
build the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community. Since 2004, FirstWorks has engaged Rhode Islanders with some of the most exciting artists of our time and connected over 2,500 students annually with transformative arts experiences through performances, festivals, and education. Visit first-works.org for more info.

Photos: courtesy of FirstWorks