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  • Nomadic Tempest

    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.

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    NOMADIC TEMPEST is 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. The production is a continuous cinematic panorama of originally designed video graphics, animations and images; simulating the flight paths of the Monarchs gliding upwards of 4000 ft. above the Earth. 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.

    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

  • Tickets

    Tickets are now on sale! You can purchase tickets online through Eventbrite. Click the link below to select a date and access purchasing options.

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | May 19 – 21, 2017 | Pontchartrain Landing, 6001 France Rd New Orleans, LA | Purchase tickets online

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | June 2-3, 2017 | Riverfront Park, 805 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas | Purchase tickets online

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | July 26 – July 29, 2017 | Gibsons Landing, BC / Town Wharf | Tickets coming soon

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | August 3 – August 4, 2017 | Bowen Island, BC / Steamship Marina | Tickets coming soon

    9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 15 – August 20, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | General Admission seating is limited. Free Eventbrite tickets available in mid-July. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.

    Location: West of Hinge Park on South East False Creek – 1800 Spyglass Ave, Vancouver, BC.

    9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 22 – August 27, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | General Admission seating is limited. Free Eventbrite tickets available in mid-July. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.

    Location: West of Hinge Park on South East False Creek – 1800 Spyglass Ave, Vancouver, BC.

    9:45pm – 11:00pm | August 29 – Sept. 3, 2017 | Vancouver, BC / False Creek | General Admission seating is limited. Free Eventbrite tickets available in mid-July. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.

    Location: West of Hinge Park on South East False Creek – 1800 Spyglass Ave, Vancouver, BC.

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | September 13 – September 17, 2017 | Victoria, BC | Tickets coming soon

    9:00pm – 10:30pm | September 20 – September 24, 2017 | Victoria, BC | Tickets coming soon

    PAST PERFORMANCES OF 2017 NOMADIC TEMPEST
    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!

  • Itinerary 2017

    POYNTER PARK, ST PETERSBURG FL APRIL 26-30

    POYNTER PARK, ST PETERSBURG FL APRIL 4 – 8 & 11-15

    PONTCHARTRAIN LANDING, NEW ORLEANS, LA. MAY 18-20, 23-27

    PONTCHARTRAIN LANDING, NEW ORLEANS, LA. MAY 19-21

    RIVERFRONT PARK, BEAUMONT, TX JUNE 2-3

    AZ PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE JUNE 22 - JULY 22

    AZ PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE JUNE 18 – JULY 14

    GIBSON’S LANDING, BRITISH COLUMBIA JULY 26 – 29

    BOWEN ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA AUGUST 3 – 4

    VANCOUVER, BC / False Creek | Tickets coming soon AUG 15 – 20, AUG 22-27, AUG 29 – SEPT 3

    VICTORIA, BC / Enterprise Dock & Parking Lot | Tickets coming soon SEPT 13 – 17 & 20 – 24

  • 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
    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

    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

    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
    Simrad Yachting
    GPS Chartplotter for ship, Amara Zee
    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

    Local Sponsors

    Local Sponsors

    Dancing GroundsDancing Grounds WHIV FMWHIV FM Green ProjectGreen Project Fly Circus SpaceFly Circus Space
    GambitGambit WWOZWWOZ 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 Pontchartrain LandingPontchartrain Landing
    Performance Venue
    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
    Beaumont, TexasBeaumont, TX
    Performance Venue
    Solution One MaritimeSolution One Maritime

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