Named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength, Pilobolus is a dance company founded by Dartmouth College students, including Lyndon’s own Moses Pendelton, in 1971. Pendleton went on to establish his company Momix, another KCP Presents favorite, but not before he and his original Pilobolus partners created the signature piece Walklyndon (which a Boston Globe correspondent once mistook as wordplay for “walk lying down.”) Walklyndon, a delight of physical slapstick and Monty Python-esque pratfalls, will be performed at the February 21st show at L.I. Testing the limits of human physicality and exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies, Pilobolus engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education and consultation. Diverse collaborations with incredible influencers, thinkers, and creators break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. To date, Pilobolus has toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries over nearly 50 years, reaching 300,000 people annually.
Registration for the event gives you access to the Kingdom Trails network and all Winterbike activities on Saturday including group rides, fatbike demos, lunch and beverages, music, fire, games, race spectation, and swag! FRIDAY PRE-REG PARTY: We will host a pre-registration checkin & social on Friday, February 21th at TBD. DEMO FATBIKES will be available from the vendors in the Expo area for 45 minute rides throughout the day on a first come first served basis. Demo loops will be signed and be an optimal length for a perfect 45 minute “ride it like you stole it” demo experience. Shops attending will offer Demos and/or rentals. You’ll be able to contact your favorite shop in advance of the event to procure a steed to use all day. Details and prices will vary per vendor. THE REMOTE AID STATION: In keeping with tradition, MTBVT will be hosting the aid station with the usual local delights and personalities. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – as the day approaches we’ll be adding details of the event. Timing is subject to change based on the forecasted temperatures for the day. As we all know, fatbiking is snow condition and weather dependent so planning out the day will be an organic experience…
The Diagonal Life Circus is a raucous, colorful giant puppet spectacle that portrays a current, precariously diagonal condition – on the verge of collapse, yet always capable of uprising. According to Bread & Puppet Director Peter Schumann, “Reality is either horizontal or vertical or both. The horizontal produces us, and eventually takes us back into its giant arms’ embrace. The vertical is the exceptional human predicament, the up- and forward-striding ambition that makes history and warfare. The diagonal results from the hurts that the vertical suffers in the process. It is our common human fate, the hard-to-sustain-in-between life, neither up nor down that needs to muster all its strength to lift itself up and the courage to invent tricks that keep it from falling. And this trickery deserves a circus, to celebrate the inventiveness of the struggling body and mind in the fight against falling, as well as a victory feast for the successful lifting itself up.” As always, the Circus will feature the riotous Bread and Puppet Brass Band, stilters, flags, and the whole roaring, squawking, whinnying paper maché menagerie, attempting to speak to the urgent heart of the moment. After the show Bread and Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale. The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1: A new HCA Gallery exhibit of works big and small by Bread & Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann runs February 21 – March 3. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Heliand Consort’s 13th Season continues with Winter Gathering, a unique concert that flows seamlessly between poetry readings and music inspired by this darkest and coldest of seasons in New England as expressed through folk songs, chamber music and poetry. The program includes selections from Vivaldi’s “Winter,” Waldteufel’s “Skaters Waltz”, a Troika (or sleigh ride) by Prokofiev, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and others. Winter songs include Margaret MacArthur’s “Vermont Sugar-Maker’s Song” and Don Jamison’s “Stars.” The featured artwork for the concerts is “Stars” by Lyndonville artist, Mary Simpson. Heliand Consort (pronounced “hell-ee-und”) is a woodwind and piano ensemble of native Vermonters or longtime residents featuring flutist Berta Frank, oboist Katie Oprea, clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc, bassoonist Rachael Elliott, and pianist Cynthia Huard. Now in its 13th season, the group has appeared throughout Vermont and in New Hampshire, upstate New York, and three tours of North Carolina. Children and families are welcome. Handicap parking and entrance at rear of the building.
REGISTRATION FOR 2020 IS NOW OPEN TO ALL! 25 Meter Breast Stroke and Hat Competition, 25 Meter Freestyle, 25 Meter Butterfly, 50 Meter Freestyle, 100 Meter Freestyle, 200 Meter Freestyle, 200 Meter Four Person Relay.