Every time I hop on the Horseshoe Bay-Langdale ferry I forget 1) how quick the trip is to the Sunshine Coast and 2) just how gorgeous the entire area is. Mountains dipping straight down into the sea, evergreen-covered islands, white sailboats, blue skies, and an abundance of arts, culture, and festivals. Now the Sunshine Coast is about to get even more cool, and even more creative, when Nomadic Tempest comes to Gibsons July 26-29.
What started as the only theatre company caravan of gypsies, jugglers and musicians being pulled down the backroads of B.C. by Clydesdale horses in the 1970’s has grown and evolved, travelling to more than 20 countries. Today, the 25-person company of actors, musicians and artists perform on a massive tall ship called the Amara Zee. This flat-bottomed replica of a Thames River barge sails into ports to entertain crowds. Continue reading »
That’s right, spectators will line Gibsons harbour as an aerial, acrobatic spectacle takes place aboard a tall ship! Presented by the Caravan Stage company, Nomadic Tempest is about a mythical band of monarch butterflies forced to migrate because of climate change. Aerial artists, actors and singers in brilliant colours cavort high above the audience in this unique experimental rock opera sung in many languages.
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Tickets range from just $5 to $25 and shows start each night at 9:30pm, July 26-29, 2017.
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