THANK YOU FOR A MAGICAL SEASON OF NOMADIC TEMPEST
We, the scribes and artists of the Caravan, have spent the last 47 years traveling the nomadic pathways of the land and seas on this earthen orb. We have seen and felt the rising tides, the surging storms, the abandonment of cultural voices, the violence of neglect and loss, the discordant remnants of tribal identity, the craters of individuality, and the shredding of collective power.
In between the waves, on mountain trails and in valley wanderings, we, like a binary being, have also experienced abundant joy, exuberant gatherings, overwhelming beauty, and memories that are a treasure that must not be banked in a safety vault.
It has been an astonishing voyage of discovery… a journey that birthed a thousand stories and a road that seeded a bounty of relationships that will live on in the telling and embrace of each.
We Caravaners hope you will journey with us and arrive at the same port of destiny…
Paul & Nans and the Caravan crew
Nomadic Tempest takes place on the traditional, unceded Homelands of the Coast Salish people. Unceded means that this land was never given as a gift, traded, surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way.
We are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
Downloadable performance program that Includes Director’s Statement, Script, original music scores & current events that influenced the writer.
Nomadic Tempest is an incredible assembly of talent, technique, multi-media, 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, USF
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.
Audiences gather on the shore and experience original music, soaring vocals, aerial artistry and large scenic elements backed by spectacular lighting and sound effects combined to create the visual and auditory feast that has enthralled audiences of all ages in North America and Europe. Performing in areas most impacted by rising sea levels and the realities of forced migration due to Climate Change, Nomadic Tempest premiered in St. Petersburg, FL. April 4th, 2017.
U.S. tour locations include New Orleans, Louisiana & Beaumont, Texas before transported through the Panama Canal to British Columbia, Canada; the final destination and the Caravan’s original home over 45 years ago.
Performed aboard The Company’s 90 foot Tall Ship, Amara Zee, a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge
. The 21 foot wide Tall Ship transforms the entire deck, masts and all the rigging 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 and performing in New Orleans, LA. and Beaumont, TX. Transported through the Panama Canal where they continue performances in Canada.
NOMADIC TEMPEST is a gourmet feast for the eyes, ears, hearts and minds of all those drawn into the Caravan net of this theatrical, operatic, aesthetic cornucopia…beware this show will not only steal your heart, but make you want to run away with these circus gypsies!
ONLY WHEN THE LAST TREE IS CUT, ONLY WHEN THE LAST RIVER IS POLLUTED, ONLY WHEN THE LAST FISH IS CAUGHT, WILL THEY REALIZE THAT YOU CAN’T EAT MONEY
-FIRST NATIONS PROVERB
The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following Companies & Organizations, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.
||City of Vancouver
||Bing Thom Architects
||City of Victoria
In-Kind Featured Services
|Florida Institute of Oceanography
|Galloway Johnson – Attorneys at Law
New Orleans, LA – U.S. Legal Services
Vancouver, BC, Canada – Legal Services
Shipped Amara Zee from Salerno, Italy to Houston, TX USA, to Nanaimo, BC
Donated a Cinema Full Scope Projector
Donated innumerable invaluable services and supplies
Aluminum for sets and ship
For Rigging Ropes
Simrad AIS Class A & GPS plotter
Kee klamp connectors
Connectors for A/V and industry
Flexible hose for special effects
|The Davies Foundation
Sustaining Financial Support
Handwinch and Sentinel Anchor
Video Projection Cover
Robe Light Covers
Water dyes, Luminescent paint, UV Lights
2 VHF Radios
|Achilles USA Inc
|Action Stainless Steel
OD Stainless Tubes
Gas Springs for set
Polyester fabrics & Waterproofing
Aluminum plate off-cut & flat bar
200M Black Sterling SafetyPro Rope
|Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd
Zinc Anodes for ship
wet exhaust systems, genset pollution
Durable sail fabric
Wood stove chimney pipe and parts
Sealand marine sanitary supplies
Blue Water Cleats
Strong Lightweight Anchor
Filtration systems for engines
QLab – live show control software
Ship Sigma Coatings
|Seattle Manufacturing Corporation
Pulleys and Carabiners
Audio Interface and MIDI Controller
|Redden Net & Rope Ltd
|City of Vancouver
||Bing Thom Architects
|The Georgia Straight
||Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours
||Rivera Design Group
|City of Victoria
||Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
||Downtown Victoria Business Association
|Gibsons Landing, BC
||CFC 150 Fund
||Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
|Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society
||Sunshine Coast Regional District
||Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority
New Orleans, LA
||Fly Circus Space
St. Petersburg, FL
|St. Pete’s Eco Hostel
Production and Housing
Welding and Set Building
|Bayside Sports Academy
Aerial Rehearsal Space
|Antique Galleries of St. Petersburg
|Arecco Custom Brokers
|City of St. Petersburg
||Bouncy Boxer Media
||Open Partnership Education Network
|Patel College of Global Sustainability
||Restless Natives Nursery
||Eastern Metal Supply
|Solution One Maritime