Tuesday, February 24, 2009

If You Only See One Live Graphic Novel Bike Opera This Year

Exclaim has called Le Cyc "An interactive coupling of indie-rock and graphic art, Le Cyc, is an earnest, theatrical production, exploring social imbalances from a unique perspective" .

The story of Le Cyc is told in 350 projected illustrations by Dave Willekes accompanied by an 8-piece orchestra made up of Guelph musicians from a variety of Burnt Oak Records projects and bands and lead by vocalist/composer Eihab Boraie. It tells the story of "a surreal bike-powered world where sweeping themes of power imbalances and popular revolution collide with carnival-esque images of dictators whose smart-talking parrots perch on impossibly long mustaches. The hour and 20 minute program combines dark humour and political satire in a compelling story that raises questions about how power is peddled in our society."

You can catch Le Cyk on February 26th at the Starlight in Waterloo, March 6 at the Tranzac, or March 14 at the Brantford Arts Block in Brantford.

Find more info about the production and when and where you might get to see it at lecyc.ca. You can also find some clips from the show on YouTube.

Le Cyc: Factory

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