The Bicycle Orchestra
When this surprising and hilarious music company appears on a 4-meter long, six-person tandem, it steals the hearts of the public. Mouths fall open in surprise and a smile breaks through on many faces.
Catchy and cheerful music is played while cycling. Suddenly the colossus stops, the musicians get off with a lot of fanfare, and there follows a distinctive & hilarious ballet act, or an absurd slapstick with breakneck & acrobatic feats. It is not afraid to mislead the viewer moreover, self-mockery is one of the ingredients. When the tandem leaves after much squabbling, the audience is left with the realization that they have witnessed a unique spectacle.
The Bicycle Orchestra from Eindhoven (founded in 2002) has the following line-up: trumpet, tenor sax, alto sax, accordion, bass tuba, bass drum, cymbals, and a bicycle bell. The repertoire includes circus and film music (Laurel & Hardy, Nino Rota), klezmer, ragtime and jazz.
This bicycle orchestra has been stealing the show for years at street theater festivals, at parades, open-air parties, at the opening of roads and bicycle paths, and in shopping centers both at home and abroad (including in Brussels, Antwerp, Salzburg, Paris, Metz, Barcelona, Malaga, Milan, Istanbul, Duesseldorf, and Cologne).
- Price on request
- 3x 45 min
- 6 personen: trompet, tenorsax, altsax, accordeon, bastuba, grote trom, bekkens en fietsbel