As Yorkshire gets ready to welcome the opening stages of the Tour de France, we are incredibly proud and excited that Ghost Peloton, our highly ambitious collaboration with NVA, in partnership with Sustrans, has been commissioned as one of the headline events for the Yorkshire Festival 2014, which marks the build-up to July’s Grand Départ.
Together, we will produce a new film and live performance uniting dancers, a peloton of stunningly illuminated cyclists and iconic locations drawn from the Tour de France route through Yorkshire.
Ghost Peloton will include a new film to be broadcast in connection with the opening days of the Grand Départ and a monumental public performance in Waides Yard, central Leeds on 16 & 17 May. Inspired by the wheel in motion, the work fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography performed by Phoenix’s dancers on film, and the varied landscapes of Yorkshire. Each ghost rider, bike and performer will be illuminated utilising NVA’s bespoke LED light suit which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from the choreographed actions of massed participations becomes a source of creativity in itself extending perception of the immediate setting.
It is epic public art, operating at the grandest scale, where physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line.
For more information about Ghost Peloton and how to get involved visit the Ghost Peloton website.