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Scott's BMX Trick Bike Show
The show was fantastic and my kids loved it. They were captivated the whole way through. And not only were my kids captivated, I was too! — Rebecca Bode, Music Theatre Australia.
The show encourages kids to think outside the box. To try new things. To ask, is there another way? This is achieved by Hone telling the story of when he was given my first BMX bike and then asking: is there another way to ride it? Backwards? On one wheel? On one wheel backwards? Frontwards on the front wheel backwards upside-down? (And what does that even mean?) What follows is how he joined the Circus and toured the world doing BMX tricks on stage. The show culminates with the best-trick-in-the-world. 5 kids are selected from the audience to help. With an explanation of what to do and a quick practice we successfully all ride the bike at once. It is the simplicity of the show—the bike—and the gob-smacking skills that kids love to watch. The adults are reminded of when they were growing up and riding their bikes; trying to do tricks too. All woven into a fun journey where you are reminded that you too can do what you love, do amazing things and travel to amazing places.
History & background
Scotts BMX Trick Bike Show tells the story of Scott Hone being given his first BMX, and the journey that took him from being part of a BMX freestyle team that performed around Coffs Harbour, to touring the world with Australian circus company, Circus Oz. In this new work Hone—accompanied by beautiful virtuosic tunes from Ania Reynolds (Musical Director, Circus Oz) and his 8-year-old son, Oliver Hone—shares his story and love of BMX and aims to inspire the next generation to think outside the box. Although written for kids, Hone’s incredible skill is thrilling for adults and kids alike.
Marketing selling points
Scott’s BMX Trick Bike show is high energy entertainment that appeals to young and old. The tricks will amaze, the story will inspire, and behind the fun and excitement there is the message of doing what you love—thinking outside the box—and asking, is there another way? Gobsmackingly cool BMX tricks; the best thing to see these holidays! Bikes are accessible and great. Perfect for school holidays—engages kids of all ages. Best circus BMX artist in Australia; you are watching the best of the best. The show encourages problem solving, thinking critically and trying new things.
Key audience and marketing notes
The show is targeted to primary-aged school kids and their families and is appreciated, enjoyed, and loved by audiences of all ages. The content is engaging for younger children and older children will delight in seeing a familiar object (bike) used in such an incredible and unfamiliar way. Both kids and families will come out from shows with huge smiles, enthusiasm, and inspiration. They will want to challenge previous concepts of what they thought was impossible, and most of all, everyone will want to ride their bikes.
Community Engagement activities
1Hr BMX workshops (up to 30 participants dependant on space) Fun Riding Challenges. Look at controlling our bikes. We do this by riding slowly. Riding fast and stopping as quickly as possible whilst maintaining control. Riding around and through obstacles. If skill level permits, we look at riding with one hand. No hands. And even attempting to ride backwards.
What is this?
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|Theatre formats||Proscenium Arch, Flat Floor, Hall. Reasonably flexible.|
|Bump in (hours)||4|
|Bump out (hours)||1|
10x Par 64 LED 6x Fresnel 4x Profile 6x Par 56 24 Dimmer channels 1x Moving light
2 x Headset Radio Mic 1 x Handheld Mic + Stand 2 x Line Out (1x MIDI, 1 x keybaord) 6 channel analog sound desk
Show is self contained. No fly system required. Performer(s) and musician are onstage the whole show. Smoke machine and hazer are desirable but not essential.
Stage dimensions (meters)
|Width: 10||Height: 3.5|
|Depth: 8||Wing space: 0|
Lighting Crew — 4 Hours
8 Seater van. Can travel by plane.