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  • THANK YOU for a spectacular 2018 season! Join us in 2020 as the Caravan tours their new show, VIRTUAL ROGUES. More information coming soon, so stay tuned!

    Nomadic Tempest
    2018 Salish Sea Tour

     

    2017 NOMADIC TEMPEST VIRTUAL PLAYBILL

    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.

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    Nomadic Tempest
    2018 Salish Sea Tour

     

    NANAIMO, BC: June 14, 15, 16 @ 10 PM

    Site Sponsor: The Waterfront Suites and Marina

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    COURTENAY, BC: June 28, 29, 30 & July 1 @ 10 PM

    Site Sponsor: Kus-kus-sum (Old Field Sawmill)

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    SOOKE, BC: July 12, 13, 14 @ 10 PM

    Site Sponsor: Sooke Harbour Authority Dock

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    BELLINGHAM, WA: August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 @ 9:30 PM

    Site Sponsor – Squalicum Marina + Zuanich Point Park

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    SEATTLE, WA: August 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, @ 8:45 PM

    Site Sponsor: Gas Works Park

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    EVERETT, WA: August 31 & September 1, 2 @ 9 PM

    Site Sponsor: Port of Everett

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    PORT TOWNSEND, WA: September 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 8:30 PM

    Site Sponsor: Point Hudson Marina

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

    NORTH SAANICH, BC: September 26, 27, 28, 29 @ 8:00 PM

    Site Sponsor: Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, Pacifica Paddle Sports, and Salish Sea Community Guardians

    ***Thanks for coming out to see the show!***

     

    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 | June 2-3, 2017 | Riverfront Park, 805 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas | 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!

  • 2017 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, St. Petersburg FL, April 4, 2017
    Terrific. Magnificent. Amazing. Colorful. Gorgeous. Beautiful. Diverse. Informative. Creative. Healing. Heartening. Thoughtful. Stunning. Thank You.
    Ann Jacob, Director, Coma Communications, Victoria, Sept 16, 2017

    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.

    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.

    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 2018

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

    Major Sponsors

    Major Sponsors

    Atlantic BraidsAtlantic Braids Barry CordageBarry Cordage Blizzard LightingBlizzard Lighting Canada Metal (Pacific)Canada Metal (Pacific)
    German Light ProductsGerman Light Products IsadoraIsadora Jabsco TempestTempest
    Waterfront Suites and MarinaWaterfront Suites and Marina

    In-Kind Featured Services

    In-Kind Featured Services

    Galloway Johnson Attorneys at LawGalloway Johnson – Attorneys at Law
    New Orleans, LA – U.S. 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
    IDS Imaging
    Cameras
    NavicoNavico
    Simrad AIS Class A & GPS plotter

    Sponsors

    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
    Roland
    Video Mixer
    Dutton-Lainson Company
    Handwinch and Sentinel Anchor
    RoscoRosco
    Fog machines
    ResolumeResolume
    VJ Software
    Wildfire FXWildfire FX
    Water dyes, Luminescent paint, UV Lights
    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

    Nanaimo, BC
    ABC ConcreteABC Concrete COBS BreadCOBS Bread Dudeck Truck and CraneDudeck Truck and Crane Gorosh CranesGorosh Cranes
    Midland ToolsMidland Tools Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship CentreTillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre Coast EnvironmentalCoast Environmental Bitrate Computer RepairBitrate Computer Repair
    Courtenay, BC
    City of CourtenayCity of Courtenay Comox Valley Community Arts CouncilComox Valley Community Arts Council Jamie Edwards Real EstateJamie Edwards Real Estate K'ómoks First NationK’ómoks First Nation
    The Old House Hotel and SpaThe Old House Hotel and Spa Peninsula Co-OpPeninsula Co-Op Riders PizzaRiders Pizza Victor Anasimiv - Your Island Mortgage SpecialistVictor Anasimiv – Your Island Mortgage Specialist
    Pod CreativePod Creative
    Sooke, BC
    Port Townsend, WA
    Bellingham, WA
    Seattle, WA
    The StrangerThe Stranger
    Everett, WA

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