My roller derby league, The Red Rockettes, is doing a residency about sport, art, and identity at The Leonardo from May 9th – May 27th! I’m particularly excited about the derby fashion show! I’ve always wanted to skate around a museum in a leotard.
Here’s some info from The Leonardo website:
The Lab rolls into summer with The Red Rockettes Roller Derby League. Roller Derby is the fastest growing sport in the U.S., and you can spend the month with “Jammers,” “Blockers” Refs, and the community of skaters in Salt Lake City. Join these real life, identity-transforming, Roller Derby super-heroes. Learn about the physics and engineering behind skating, and create comic book Pop-Art zines with Roller Derby characters.
Daily drop-ins: Drawing Villains and Super-heroes, Creating Zines, Sport Photography, Skate Care, Skate Fashion, technologies and new materials.
Get hands-on with technology of modern equipment and Safety on Wheels, just in time for the warm weather!
Fashion on Wheels - Friday May 18th, 7:00pm
Fashion on Skates! The Rockettes will skate through The Leonardo to the live music of Mix Master Dapper. Bring a date for a truly original experience in Salt Lake City. Free with Museum admission.
Skate Now - Saturday May 19th
Leonardo hosts Skate Now, Salt Lake’s premiere skating supplier. With demonstrations, skating advice, safety information, and a look at new technologies and how they work. Free with Museum admission.