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  • NOMADIC TEMPEST FEATURED VIDEO

    VICTORIA SEPTEMBER 15 – 23 ~ DARK (NO SHOWS) SEPT. 18 & 19

    There appears to be a number of no shows because of the FREE event. Those folks may or may not be cancelling their ticket. We invite you to show up on the night you’d like & we will release spots/seats by 8:15 PM. Please try, regardless of the show appearing “SOLD OUT” ON-LINE! AND some folks reserve more than they need. Releasing tickets upon arrival to the show.

    Before attending the show please consider the following:

    Please consider dressing for changes in temperature. The night air is cooler on the water. WALK-IN TICKETS available at the door before each show. Seating is limited so we encourage patrons to bring their own chairs or blankets. Be advised that if there is inclement weather (i.e. rain & wind) on a performance night, for the safety of the performers and riggers, Nomadic Tempest cannot be performed.

    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.

    In Victoria we recognize the sovereignty of the Lekwungen people, known today as the Esqimalt and Songhees First Nations, 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.

    In Vancouver, a City of Reconciliation, we recognize the sovereignty of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, 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.

    We are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.

    NOMADIC TEMPEST VIRTUAL PLAYBILL

  • Nomadic Tempest

    NOMADIC TEMPEST VIRTUAL PLAYBILL

    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.

    ship rehearsal 408 542Performed 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

    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

  • Sponsors 2017

    The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following Companies & Organizations, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.

    Funding Sponsorships

    Funding Sponsorships

    New ChapterNew Chapter City of VancouverCity of Vancouver Bing Thom ArchitectsBing Thom Architects City of VictoriaCity of Victoria

    In-Kind Featured Services

    In-Kind Featured Services

    Florida Institute of OceanographyFlorida Institute of Oceanography
    Docking Services
    SNC LavalinSNC Lavalin
    Engineering Services
    Galloway Johnson Attorneys at LawGalloway Johnson – Attorneys at Law
    New Orleans, LA – U.S. Legal Services
    BlakesBlakes
    Vancouver, BC, Canada – Legal Services

    Featured Sponsors

    Featured Sponsors

    BBC Chartering
    Shipped Amara Zee from Salerno, Italy to Houston, TX USA, to Nanaimo, BC
    Barco ProjectorsBarco Projectors
    Donated a Cinema Full Scope Projector
    Lincoln Electric
    Donated innumerable invaluable services and supplies
    Bonnell Aluminum
    Aluminum for sets and ship
    Gleistein Ropes
    For Rigging Ropes
    Barry Cordage
    Rigging Supplies
    IDS Imaging
    Cameras
    NavicoNavico
    Simrad AIS Class A & GPS plotter

    Major sponsors

    Major Sponsors

    Kee Safety
    Kee klamp connectors
    Mastervolt
    Battery charger
    Neutrik
    Connectors for A/V and industry
    Rule
    Marine pumps
    Flexaust
    Flexible hose for special effects
    Twitchell
    Contract fabrics
    Jabsco
    Marine pumps
    The Davies Foundation
    Sustaining Financial Support
    Roland
    Video Mixer
    Dutton-Lainson Company
    Handwinch and Sentinel Anchor
    TempestTempest
    Video Projection Cover
    RoscoRosco
    Fog machines
    Blizzard LightingBlizzard Lighting
    Stage lights
    Atlantic BraidsAtlantic Braids
    Lines
    ResolumeResolume
    VJ Software
    German Lighting ProductsGLP Lighting
    Robe Light Covers
    Wildfire FXWildfire FX
    Water dyes, Luminescent paint, UV Lights
    MA LightingMA Lighting
    Lighting Board
    ACT LightingAct Lighting
    Lighting Board
    ICOMICOM
    2 VHF Radios

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    Achilles USA Inc
    Clear Vinyl
    Action Stainless Steel
    OD Stainless Tubes
    Ameritool
    Gas Springs for set
    Marlen Textiles
    Polyester fabrics & Waterproofing
    A&S Inc
    Aluminum plate off-cut & flat bar
    R&W Rope
    200M Black Sterling SafetyPro Rope
    Canada Metal (Pacific) Ltd
    Zinc Anodes for ship
    Centek Industries
    wet exhaust systems, genset pollution
    Top Gun
    Durable sail fabric
    Duravent
    Wood stove chimney pipe and parts
    Dometic Group
    Sealand marine sanitary supplies
    Donaldson
    Filtration technology
    Sea-Dog Line
    Blue Water Cleats
    Taylor Made
    Fenders
    proper fortress 200Fortress Anchors
    Strong Lightweight Anchor
    Racor
    Filtration systems for engines
    Richardson’s Maptech
    Chart Books
    Figure 53
    QLab – live show control software
    Seaflex
    Mooring systems
    PPG-Paints-logo-200PPG Paints
    Ship Sigma Coatings
    SMC GearSeattle Manufacturing Corporation
    Pulleys and Carabiners
    FocusriteFocusrite
    Audio Interface and MIDI Controller
    TrangoTrango
    Aerialist Gear
    Sapsis RiggingSapsis Rigging
    Sandbags
    Sashco CaulkingSasho
    Caulking
    Aerial EssentialsAerial Essentials
    Aerial Fabric
    Wix FiltersWix
    Fuel Filters
    Elation LightingElation Professional
    DMX Splitters
    Rapco HorizonRapco Horizon
    Audio Equipment
    Samson RopesSamson Ropes
    Static Rope
    Redden Net & Rope LtdRedden Net & Rope Ltd

    Local Sponsors

    Local Sponsors

    Vancouver, BC
    City of VancouverCity of Vancouver Canada 150+Canada 150+ SNC LavalinSNC Lavalin Bing Thom ArchitectsBing Thom Architects
    The Georgia StraightThe Georgia Straight Stanley Park ToursStanley Park Horse Drawn Tours Rivera Design GroupRivera Design Group
    Victoria, BC
    City of VictoriaCity of Victoria Greater Victoria Harbour AuthorityGreater Victoria Harbour Authority Tourism VictoriaTourism Victoria Downtown Victoria Business AssociationDowntown Victoria Business Association
    Gibsons, BC
    Gibsons Landing, BCGibsons Landing, BC CFC 150 FundCFC 150 Fund Sunshine Coast Community FoundationSunshine Coast Community Foundation Sea CavalcadeSea Cavalcade
    Sunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment SocietySunshine Coast Jazz & Entertainment Society Sunshine Coast Regional DistrictSunshine Coast Regional District Dearden MarineDearden Marine Gibsons Landing Harbour AuthorityGibsons Landing Harbour Authority
    Beaumont, TX
    Beaumont, TexasBeaumont, TX
    Performance Venue
    New Orleans, LA
    Dancing GroundsDancing Grounds WHIV FMWHIV FM Green ProjectGreen Project Fly Circus SpaceFly Circus Space
    GambitGambit WWOZWWOZ Pontchartrain LandingPontchartrain Landing
    Performance Venue
    St. Petersburg, FL
    St. Pete’s Eco Hostel
    Production and Housing
    Island Nautical
    Welding and Set Building
    Bayside Sports AcademyBayside Sports Academy
    Aerial Rehearsal Space
    Antique Galleries of St. PetersburgAntique Galleries of St. Petersburg
    Film Location
    Arecco Custom Brokers
    Material Importer
    City of St. PetersburgCity of St. Petersburg Bouncy Boxer MediaBouncy Boxer Media OPENOpen Partnership Education Network
    Patel College of Global SustainabilityPatel College of Global Sustainability Restless Natives NurseryRestless Natives Nursery
    Milkweed Seeds
    Et CulturaEt Cultura Eastern Metal SupplyEastern Metal Supply
    Aluminum
    Solution One MaritimeSolution One Maritime

but·ter·fly ef·fect

(with reference to chaos theory) the phenomenon whereby a minute localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.

In collaboration with the values of our United Nations designation as a 2017 International Year for Sustainable Tourism Official Event & our commitment to highlighting local organizations for our viewers to TAKE ACTION in their own communities, we offer a few organizations to connect with & invite you to help us build the llist with any known organizations you feel align with our messages.

Reflect & Respond

In collaboration with graduate students at Patel College of Global Sustainability @ University of South Florida, a short series of follow-up questions have been designed to test the Butterfly Effect of our production, Nomadic Tempest. We would simply like to better understand how our performance and storyline made you feel, which parts created the greatest impact upon you as an individual and whether you may or may not have learned something from the experience as a whole.

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