The pedal driven device is a self-contained circus spectacular. The Gantry Bike is a moving stage – like structure able to display both aerial and ground acts, while clearly demonstrating and making the relationship between machine and performer (the cornerstone of Cirque Mechanics) part of the entertaining spectacle.
The Gantry Bike allows for an up close and intimate viewing experience. Two drivers pedal and maneuver the twenty foot high truss structure through the festival crowds while an aerialist swings and spins suspended high above the audience, her height controlled by a third driver on the vertical pedal unit. A contortionist twists a top the 10’ high round Plexiglas table. An acrobat climbs and balances on the Chinese pole and a juggler throws and manipulates his props on the front lower platform, inches from the audience members.
The moving mechanical Gantry Bike offers a theatrical circus experience, lighting fixtures and sound speakers are strategically placed to play original music and provide spot lights for night time performances.