Bicycle with Barefoot

Sarvani Yadavalli is one of the performers and nattuvanar for the project “Bicycle with Barefoot“ which is a piece of unique and inspiring original Asian dance theater presented by Annapurna Indian Dance company to celebrate the historic occasion of Tour de France in Yorkshire.

Bicycle with Barefoot has been selected as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 – the first ever 100 day art festival to precede the Grand Depart in its 111 year history.

It involves printing the design of a bicycle on a large 4 meter square canvas cloth. Spectators will be witnessing a wonderfully imaginative printing process where dancers will be moving carefully on the canvas using various pressures of their feet and will see the printed art work when the frame is held upside down. The concept and inspiration for the project has been taken from the ancient Indian classical dance style called Kuchipudi dance from Andhra Pradesh in India.

Bicycle with Barefoot is presented at four major festivals in Yorkshire as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014. It was one of nearly 50 events selected to be officially part of Yorkshire Festival 2014 which concluded on July 6, 2014. Yorkshire Festival 2014 was the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event. It was backed by Welcome to Yorkshire, Yorkshire Water and the Arts Council England as well as Local Authorities across the Yorkshire, UK.

Venues:

Bradford Festival, Grassington Festival, Hebden Bridge Town Hall & Viaduct Theatre

 

Credits: Annapurna Indian Dance Company