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NOMADIC TEMPEST: a Production of Caravan Stage Company

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM

The Caravan Stage Company returns to BC after a 30 year world tour aboard the Company's 90 foot Tall Ship, Amara Zee, a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge bringing their original operatic spectacle, Nomadic Tempest to Victoria.  All-ages (10-100) show performed on the Ship while audience watches from the shore.


Nomadic Tempest is a mythical saga of monarch migrants—embodied by aerial artists—searching for refuge on a drowned planet.


PLEASE NOTE: There are NO SHOWS on Mon. Sept. 18 & Tues. Sept. 19


The Caravan’s Tall Ship is transformed into a technologically innovative, contemporary theater. Audiences gather on the shore and experience original music, soaring vocals, aerial artistry and large scenic elements backed by spectacular lighting and sound effects. The production is a continuous cinematic panorama of originally designed video graphics, animations and images. Within the upper trusses and the lower decks, as the Aerialists cavort, a palette of surprises, colors, and mechanical transformations are engineered into this one-of-a-kind experimental rock opera.


The 2017 tour premiered in St. Petersburg, FL., travelling the Gulf Coast, performing in New Orleans, LA. and Beaumont, TX. The Ship was transported through the Panama Canal to BC, where the Caravan has scheduled performances at Gibsons Landing (In collaboration with Sea Cavalcade and the Gibsons Landing Jazz and Entertainment Society) , City of Vancouver (Presented by Canada 150+) and Victoria (With special thanks to the City of Victoria, Downtown Victoria Business Association, The Greater Victoria Harbor Authority); the original Caravan home city.


NOMADIC TEMPEST is a mythical saga of a band of monarch butterflies; forced to migrate due to climate-change. The butterflies, embodied by four talented aerial artists, serve as a metaphor for today’s Climate Refugees. The Monarchs are from four global regions: Salish Sea, Syria, China and Mexico, each with their own tongue: Hunqeminem, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish. Their song is sung in each of the above languages, and the original English lyrics are projected as subtitles during the show.


Kanandra, the narrator/singer, can foresee the future, but is cursed by the SwallowWarts, the evil oil industry, so that no one believes her prophecies. She can understand and speak the tongue of all species on the Planet & finds herself last on Earth with the butterflies. Together, they combat the SwallowWarts, in order to protect and ultimately save the planet.


In cooperation with The University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability, Nomadic Tempest was recently awarded the designation- Official Event of the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 .


Nomadic Tempest takes place on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lekwungen people, known today as the Esqimalt and Songhees Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.


PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER, FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PERFORMERS, WE CANNOT PERFORM. TICKETS CAN BE USED FOR ANOTHER NIGHT AT ANY LOCATION ON TOUR IF YOUR SHOW IS CANCELLED.

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Dance (Performance)
    Film
    Multicultural
    Opera
    Theatre
Everything Else
    Community
    Ethnic | Multi-Cultural
Location: Enterprise Wharf Parking Lot
1112 Wharf St. , Victoria
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Jenn Oestreich
amarazee@gmail.com
6023731971
Event Website
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