PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
OCTOBER 24, 2016 | 7:00PM | BYHAM THEATER
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Cirque Mechanics will perform Pedal Punk on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA. This performance is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Pedal Punk combines traditional circus disciplines with bicycles on a cycling inspired set and follows a zany bike shop mechanic as he meets cyclists, repairs their bikes and creates innovative pedal powered machines. The troupe describes their show as a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels!
Creative Director Chris Lashua had no trouble incorporating cycling into this new show, since his career has always revolved around wheels, either on a BMX bike or an acrobatic German Wheel. In Pedal Punk, Lashua and Cirque Mechanics explore the connection between man and machine in an exciting performance.
Lashua founded Cirque Mechanics in 2004 and is based in Las Vegas. The group delivers productions that bring together the circus arts, the theater and the mechanical for shows that blend realism with American ingenuity.
Spectacle Magazine says Cirque Mechanics is “the greatest contribution to American circus since Cirque de Soleil.”
For more information about Pedal Punk and Cirque Mechanics, visit http://www.cirquemechanics.com/pedal-punk/.
For more information about the Cirque Mechanics creative team, visit http://www.cirquemechanics.com/about/creative-team/.
To watch a performance clip of Pedal Punk, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlYqCt_pteY.
To watch behind the scenes Making of Pedal Punk, visit https://vimeo.com/106325642.
Tickets ($25-$45) are available through these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: www.TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10 or more, call 412-471-6930.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.