Written & directed by Paul Kirby
Designed by Adriana Kelder
Music composed by Ivan Marović
Lighting Design by Robert Steen
After long nights of barren cause-ways…we awake to the new dawn’s fragrant uprising!
This new Caravan work will present a cast of characters from all over the world each playing an “actual individual and a virtual pseudonym”. These virtual pseudonyms are historical real individuals, all known for their uprising! in their own historical times. Thus, this new play/opera revolves & conjures various different time zones…one in the PRESENT and one in the PAST…with the finale in the NEAR-FUTURE.
High Up in the Rigging of the Ship, we encounter three giant Hybrid marionettes…the Orb Weavers of Time’s Judicial Throne. They are huge Spiders with a Human cranium sprouting a plentiful array of eye orbs, mandibles, & pincers…each a Supreme Judge character: Tradgia, Verita, Raptura. Each Orb Weaver has an Embedded Aerialists inside their cranium cavity, like a Spider-Centaur. These three Aerialists perform inside and outside their Orb Weaver Spider host bodies. Like the ubiquitous & infinite Tentacles of Time, these Embed Aerialists confront, contort and contrive an array of conspiracies amongst the Hackers…weaving a web of intrigue for those who are caught up in the Orb Weaver Net-Works strung all over the ship.
Uprising! will include a Caravan feast of elements: a Full length musical score with sung solos, duets, chorus, and dialogues; a Sceneography of a massive global network of ropes, nets, ladders and swings from which all the characters romp, & hack their capers; Technicians that will be costumed in a cast of virtual/historical characters; a Bank of video imagery projected all over the ship & set; a Light design and Sound scape that will uniquely manifest each time zone in the work, each with distinct colors and sound patterns; Lyrics & dialogue subtitled on the exterior of the ship…in Italian/English for Sicily and in Tunisian/French for Tunisia; & a Violinist Songster/Trickster in the aerial regions of the Caravan Ship…
…plus…a surprise and explosive (and happy) ending…
The Caravan will be touring Sicily for it’s 42nd annual season, commencing with the World Premiere of the new Caravan Show: UPRISING! in Licata at the Marina di Cala dei Sole on July 6th, 2012.
The Caravan Stage would like to acknowledge the support of the following companies, whose contributions enable the Caravan’s continued success.
|The Davies Foundation
Sustaining Financial Support
Sikkens (Cetol) products
Safe lifting and transport
Ropes for all applications
Quality Audio Products
Connectors for A/V and industry
Stage lighting and fog machines
High quality coatings and paint
Ship Sealant Products
Theatrical sound equipment
LED theatre lights
Sealand marine sanitary supplies
Machines & power equipment
CB radios for ship and show
|Industria Mole Abrasive
Rigid abrasive discs
Nautical charts and books
Focusable LED Flashlights
Paint and wood care protection
Diesel and gas engines
Filtration systems for engines
QLab – live show control software
Specialty Illumination lighting
|We Love Colors
These are the italian reviews of UPRISING! Tour 2012.