Events

Apr 4, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
Educator

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.

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!

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

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

The Davies Foundation 
Sustaining Financial Support
Barry 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

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

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
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