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Nomadic Tempest 2017

  • Nomadic Tempest

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    A HERO WITH A 1001 VOICES IN A MYTHIC MIGRATION FOR ALL AGES

    The Caravan Stage Company, founded in 1970, is launching a new show for its 47th season … a Fable created for audiences of all ages, from 10 to 100. It will feature the mythic saga of a band of Monarch Butterflies as a metaphor for refugee migrant characters struggling through their annual pilgrimage, journeying over a Land caked with consumptive delights, clamorous raptures and raging racism … a Planet engorged with many species rushing to stake their claim on a patch of paradise… The Land of SwallowWart!

    NOMADIC TEMPEST will showcase the spectacle of four aerial artists gyrating, contorting, dancing, and flying through the sky above the decks of the Amara Zee, the Caravan’s 100ft long theatre ship. Above and around these intrepid but fragile beauties, we shall see a commanding monster… Lord SwallowWart, a belching, grasping, bellowing, galloping alien Beast that came to the Planet as an invited guest and now rules the air, soil and water from its throne on top of the world … 40ft above the decks of the Amara Zee … smoking and swallowing all above and below! Roving about the earthlings on the shore we see a mysterious narrator/singer …Kanandra… who can foresee the Future but is cursed by SwallowWart so that no one will believe her prophecies … even though she can understand and speak the tongue of all animals on the Planet.
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    This new Caravan fantasy will also feature a virtual phantasmagoria of visual special effects and video projections. Showing on the Caravan’s main screen, (90ft X 40ft) with the new 20,000 lumens BARCO projector, will be a continuous cinematic panorama of originally designed video graphics, animations, and images, including a profusion of sky-river 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, the scenic conjuring of a palette of surprises, color, and mechanical transformations will be engineered into this show…enough to keep even the yet-to-be-born generations gurgling in expectant fascinations.

    NOMADIC TEMPEST will be 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

  • Itinerary 2017

    POYNTER PARK, ST PETERSBURG FL APRIL 26-30

    POYNTER PARK, ST PETERSBURG FL APRIL 4 – 9

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

    PONTCHARTRAIN LANDING, NEW ORLEANS, LA APRIL 25 – 30

     HOUSTON, TX JUNE 9, 10, 12-17

    GALVESTON, TX MAY 17 – 27

    AZ PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE JUNE 22 - JULY 22

    AZ PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE JUNE 18 – JULY 22

    GIBSON’S LANDING, BRITISH COLUMBIA JULY 26 – 29

    BOWEN ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA AUGUST 3 – 4

    FALSE CREEK SITE, VANCOUVER, BC AUG 15 – SEPT 3

    VICTORIA, BC SEPT 13 – 24

  • Sponsors 2017

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

    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
    Robe LightingRobe Lighting
    Donated Innovative LED Lighting Equipment
    Lincoln Electric
    Donated innumerable invaluable services and supplies
    Bonnell Aluminum
    Aluminum for sets and ship
    Gleistein Ropes
    For Rigging Ropes

    Major sponsors

    Major Sponsors

    The Davies FoundationThe Davies Foundation
    Sustaining Financial Support
    Barry CordageBarry Cordage
    Rigging Supplies
    BBC Chartering
    Amara Zee transport across
    the Atlantic from
    Salerno, Italy to Houston, USA
    Bonnell Aluminum
    Set construction
    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

    Sponsors

    Sponsors

    Achilles USA Inc
    Clear Vinyl
    Action Stainless Steel Ameritool
    Gas Springs for set
    Marlen Textiles
    Polyester fabrics & Waterproofing
    A&S Inc
    Aluminum plate off-cut & flat bar
    Bedford Reinforced Plastic
    Plastic Grating for set
    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
    Johnson Controls
    Marine Batteries
    Sea-Dog Line
    Blue Water Cleats
    Taylor Made
    Fenders
    Peerless Hardware
    Mooring Cleats
    proper fortress 200Fortress Anchors
    Strong Lightweight Anchor
    Racor
    Filtration systems for engines
    RBS Battens
    Battens for set pieces
    Resolume
    Video software
    Richardson’s Maptech
    Chart Books
    Figure 53
    QLab – live show control software
    Lee Filters
    Color gelats for lighting
    Seaflex
    Mooring systems
    Simrad Yachting
    GPS Chartplotter for ship, Amara Zee
    Spartan
    Stainless Steel marine hardware
    PPG-Paints-logo-200PPG Paints
    Ship Sigma Coatings
    BenQ ProjectorsBenQ
    Short Throw Video Projectors

    Local Sponsors

    Local Sponsors

    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