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NOMADIC TEMPEST: A Production of Caravan Stage Company

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

A CLIMATOPIAN SPECTACLE EXPERIMENTAL ROCK OPERA PERFORMED ON A TALL SHIP!


PLEASE NOTE: This is theatre performed outdoors. Dress for cooler weather on the water and bring your own low-lying chair or blanket, as seating is LIMITED.


The Caravan returns to BC after a thirty-year world tour aboard the Company's 90-foot Tall Ship, Amara Zee, a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge. They are now bringing their original operatic spectacle, NOMADIC TEMPEST, to Nanaimo!


Gather at Waterfront Suites and Marina for a show performed on a 90-foot long Tall Ship.


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


Site Open: 9:00PM Show: 10:00-11:00PM


General Admission seating is limited. Recommended arrival by 9:30PM. Please print or have an electronic copy of your ticket available to present upon entry. (Please consider the environment before printing. You may provide proof of purchase on your phone screen at the door.)


Location: Waterfront Suites and Marina @ 1000 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo, BC, Canada


Nomadic Tempest takes place on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. We recognize their sovereignty, and we are committed to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.


Parking: Limited off-street parking may be available. Please consider a ride-share, biking, or walking.


*** PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER (including rain and wind), FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PERFORMERS AND RIGGERS, WE CANNOT PERFORM. TICKETS CAN BE USED FOR ANOTHER NIGHT AT ANY LOCATION ON TOUR IF YOUR SHOW IS CANCELLED.


*** "Nomadic Tempest is an incredible assembly of talent, technique, multimedia, and variety. It is beauty, fantasy, technology, complexity, eye-, ear- and mind-filling. And, in the beauty and the power of the performance is a powerful, graphic, sobering portent for our environment." - Dick Pierce, Professor, Eckerd College


"Nomadic Tempest is all so wonderful to watch! You bring a unique and exceptional theatrical experience to our area, which we treasure." - Robin Gordon, Former Professor of Theatre, University of South Florida


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


NOMADIC TEMPEST is performed aboard the Amara Zee, Caravan Stage Company's 90-foot Tall Ship, which is a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge. Audiences gather on the shore to experience original music, soaring vocals, aerial artistry, and large scenic elements backed by spectacular lighting and sound effects. This auditory and visual feast has enthralled audiences of all ages all throughout Europe and North America. Performing in areas most impacted by rising sea levels and the realities of forced migration due to climate change, the Caravan is a diverse, volunteer-driven Company bringing the arts to shores near you.


NOMADIC TEMPEST is the mythical saga of a band of monarch butterflies forced to migrate due to climate change, serving as a metaphor for today's climate refugees. The Monarchs are from four global regions: Salish Sea, Syria, China, and Mexico, and each sing in their own tongue: Hunqeminem, Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish. The original English lyrics are projected as subtitles during the show. Kanandra, the singer-narrator, can foresee the future, but is cursed by the SwallowWarts, representing the evil oil industry, so that no one believes her prophecies. She understands and speaks the tongues of all species on the planet, and finds herself last on Earth with the butterflies. Together, they combat the SwallowWarts in order to protect, and ultimately save, the planet.


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.

Cost: Donation
Suggested: $30
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Dance (Performance)
    Multicultural
    Opera
    Theatre
Everything Else
    Community
    Ethnic | Multi-Cultural
Location: Waterfront Suites and Marina
1000 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Miranda Ray
amarazee@gmail.com

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