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  • evalynparry.com / Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform
    leg your legs your legs your political legs My name is Amelia Bloomer I endorsed those long baggy pantaloon ers That you see in the pages of history I would wear them out on the town But folks didn t like a gal who didn t wear a gown No flattery isn t why they named them after me But in pursuit of emancipation in the face of a scandalized nation I said to be free a woman needs mobility She needs the use of her legs Her legs her legs her legs her political legs They told me I was off of my head That a respectable woman should rather be dead Than dress so indecently but isn t it funny How the simplest fashion innovation Can have striking political implications From bloomers to bikes To women gaining their rights And so I say to all the fashion traitors and all the innovators Don t take for granted what you ve got and please don t stop Going out on a limb fighting to win the rights to your political legs Your legs your legs your legs your political legs Would you go out on a limb Would you

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2012/07/amelia-bloomer-sings-for-fashion-reform-spin/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle, by Miss Frances Willard, 1895
    imbecile upon the steering wheel in front of you that would be as wise as for a nauseated voyager to fix his instruments upon the rolling waves It is the curse of life that nearly every one looks down But the microscope will never set you free you must glue your eye to the telescope glue your eye to the telescope look up look up look off look off look

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2010/06/instructions-for-learning-to-ride-a-bicycle-by-miss-frances-willard-1895-spin/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / She Rides
    streets spinning to the rhythm of 4 5 million heart beats I tend to miss my turnoffs when I m tuned in to my turn on s I tend to write sentences that turn into run on s I tend to recycle the same thoughts that circle round the way I re cycle the same stretches of ground on my two wheeled bicycle that gets me around She gets on her bicycle I get this feeling on my two wheeled steed when I pick up speed it feeds something free the desire for autonomy moving outside the dominant economy under my own steam two wheels not four no gas no oil no war for this machine all I need is air two legs two wheels a crank and a chain two pedals and a frame A revolution that keep me arriving again and again She gets on her bicycle she rides And the back wheel is attached to the chain It s the back wheel that s attached to the chain The back wheel is attached to the chain The past drives us forward again and again The past is behind us the back wheel is the power The front

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2010/06/she-rides-spin/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / “Breakfast” rises again…
    work on right now for those who didn t see it last time here s your chance to catch what critics called one of the top 10 shows of 2008 a fascinating surreal trip through one woman s psyche an examination of our cultural obsession with self help and personal transformation    Get your tickets now More posts Gertrude and Alice come to Buddies Thanks Winnipeg Thanks Calgary

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2010/03/breakfast-rises-again/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / News
    0 Riffing off Glenn Gould s 1967 radio doc The Idea of North recorded 50 years ago aboard the same train we re taking we re looking to update re examine that conversation about the North in Canada today about culture and climate change and colonial history and Arctic Sovereignty about our images identities and experiences of these ideas polarities in an effort to create a longitudinal conversation between the Canadian North and South in this Age of Melting Know anyone in Churchill Been to Churchill Any recommendations or connections for us We are all ears Also I ll be playing an acoustic gig at the Churchill Legion on Friday June 12th so if you happen to be in Churchill pop on by Elysha will do projections and I will be singing some songs Tweet 3 June 2015 0 comments InstaParry View more Instagram photos Tweets evalynparry To Live in the Age of Melting in development at Theatre Passe Muraille 29 May 2015 Read more Gertrude and Alice Buddies 2016 24 May 2015 Read more Graceful Rebellions at the NAC 7 May 2015 Read more For the Love of CBC 13 March 2015 Read more Obaaberima in Ottawa and Vancouver

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/category/blog/page/2/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / News
    check it out again This production features brand new musical arrangements for string trio by composer Michael Holt Brad will of course still be rocking the bicycle with me on guitar PLUS our glorious new string trio featuring the amazing Don Kerr Kathleen Kajioka and Anne Lindsay It s going to be EPIC The arrangements are fresh and dramatic and gorgeous and add a whole new dimension to the show plus of course the ending is quite different from when we premiered in Toronto 3 years ago as certain things have happened to impact the show and bring it full circle GET YOUR TICKETS NOW I can t wait to share the show with it s fancy new musical clothes with you If you order tx in advance any time before Nov 19th you can get tickets for 25 which is one of the best deals in town Order on line here or call the box office at 416 975 8555 Tweet 5 November 2014 1 comment InstaParry View more Instagram photos Tweets evalynparry Recording Release 17 September 2014 Read more Tour sponsors 16 September 2014 Read more Franklin s ship Dear Stephen Harper 11 September 2014 Read more SPIN

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/category/blog/page/3/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / Franklin’s ship… Dear Stephen Harper
    irony of clinging to their silverware proper teapots tinned food and refusal to learn tools for survival from the Inuit Likewise you are seemingly oblivious to the irony of your massive spending to find Franklin s ships while simultaneously slashing federal budgets to science research environmental research archives and libraries and Parks Canada not to mention your refusal to commission an inquiry into the deaths of murdered and missing Aboriginal women It might almost be funny if there weren t so many lives at stake The real conversation we need to be having of course is not about the lost or found ships it s about our colonial heritage and legacy It s about the relationships between indigenous and non indigenous peoples in this country It s about our history and how it gets taught or not taught It s about global warming and how the Arctic is the not so Distant Early Warning system telling the planet where we are headed It s about the future of resource development and extraction in the North It s about who owns and has control over our land and our water It s about the very near future It s about how we treat each other and our shared home country and planet We are all treaty people Prime Minister Harper I call on you now to look beyond artifacts beyond oil and resource extraction and beyond empire I call on you to protect our water and land To make Canada a leader for global environment policy and for the rights of indigenous people Mr Harper don t let your legacy be a shipwreck 7 comments on Franklin s ship Dear Stephen Harper evalyn says October 21 2014 at 9 14 am thanks Lynn evalyn says October 21 2014 at 9 14

    Original URL path: http://evalynparry.com/2014/09/franklins-ship/ (2016-04-26)
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  • evalynparry.com / The Idea of North 2.0 at SummerWorks
    evalyn has been working inspired by her two recent trips to the Arctic If you contribute material either record an interview or bring something it may wind up in the show STILL MORE ANSWERS TO MORE QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE I m interested but I don t really understand what I should bring to your installation Can you give me some ideas The parka you wore the time you hitchhiked to Dawson City A picture of the Northern Lights a print or a digital file a song that makes you think of the North a recording or come play it for us live and we ll record it The paddle you canoed with in Algonquin a stone from the Mackenzie River a poem a postcard a birth certificate a flag a pelt a flower a bag of ice a solar panel a backpack something else anything that sparks your imagination and has a story to go with it I don t have an object I want to bring but I d be willing to answer your questions and I d talk about the North Should I still come YES I d love to talk to you Interviews will only be about 10 minutes long I ve never been anywhere North of Sudbury can I still come Everyone is welcome In fact I m especially interested to talk to southern Canadians who have never travelled very far North Your perspective is valuable i want to know what you imagine about the North Isn t there a Glenn Gould CBC radio documentary from 1967 called The Idea of North Yes there is and that s what this installation performance was inspired by it s my re examination of the subject nearly 50 years later 4 comments on The Idea of North 2 0 at SummerWorks Pingback SummerWorks The beginnings of a beautiful ode to the North in To Live in the Age of Melting The Idea of North 2 0 life with more cowbell Pingback SummerWorks Installation audience contribution leading up to performance of To Live in the Age of Melting The Idea of North 2 0 life with more cowbell evalyn says August 11 2014 at 10 44 am Thanks for this beautiful reply Lynn with so many strong and striking images and stories Wonderful See you at the show i hope Lynn Westerhout says August 11 2014 at 9 38 am Dear Evalyn I have ideas of objects that speak to me of North but no actual artifacts The sad truth is I have ended up further south than my birth place London UK 51 30N Toronto 43 37N even though I have romanced North more than South or West Sailing on the boat down the St Lawrence as we immigrated it was the North Shore we watched rugged intimidating While I was a young girl growing up in England and then in Southern Quebec late sixties early 70 s Canada kind of hitched its new identity to the North

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