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.
PAST PERFORMANCES OF NOMADIC TEMPEST: A United Nations 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism Official Event
9:00pm – 10:30pm | September 13 – September 17, 2017 | Victoria, BC | THANK YOU!
9:00pm – 10:30pm | September 20 – September 24, 2017 | Victoria, BC | THANK YOU!
9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 15 – August 20, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | Presented by Canada 150 + | THANK YOU!
9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 22 – August 27, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | Presented by Canada 150 + | THANK YOU!
9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 29 – Sept. 3, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | Presented by Canada 150 + | THANK YOU!
9:30pm – 11:00pm | July 26 – July 30, 2017 | Gibsons Landing, BC / Town Wharf | Presented by the Caravan Stage Company in collaboration with Sea Cavalcade and the Gibsons Landing Jazz and Entertainment Society | THANK YOU!
9:00pm – 10:30pm | May 19 – 21, 2017 | Pontchartrain Landing, 6001 France Rd New Orleans, LA | RAINED OUT
9:00pm – 10:30pm | April 4th – April 8th, 2017 | Poynter Park, 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida | THANK YOU!
9:00pm – 10:30pm | HOLD OVER April 11th – April 15th, 2017 | Poynter Park, 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida | THANK YOU!
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.
2017 U.S. tour locations included 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.
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!
The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following Companies & Organizations, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.
|Atlantic Braids||Barry Cordage||Blizzard Lighting||Canada Metal (Pacific)|
|German Light Products||Isadora||Jabsco||Tempest|
|Waterfront Suites and Marina|
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
Handwinch and Sentinel Anchor
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|
|ABC Concrete||COBS Bread||Dudeck Truck and Crane||Gorosh Cranes|
|Midland Tools||Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre||Coast Environmental||Bitrate Computer Repair|
|City of Courtenay||Comox Valley Community Arts Council||Jamie Edwards Real Estate||K’ómoks First Nation|
|The Old House Hotel and Spa||Peninsula Co-Op||Riders Pizza||Victor Anasimiv – Your Island Mortgage Specialist|