The Center For The Arts Presents Family Fun Day with Ninjas, Mimes, Magic & More
Saturday, March 24th 10:30 AM Main Stage Theatre
featuring NANDA, Figmentally, and AirAligned
11:00 am – 11:25 am Figmentally 25 min
11:35 am – 12:00 am Nanda 25 min
12:10 am – 12:35 pm Air Aligned 25 min
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Figmentally 25 min
1:25 pm – 1:50 pm Nanda 25 min
2:00 pm – 2:25 pm Air Aligned 25 min
NANDA – Acrobaticalist Ninja Theatre Troupe
NANDA -noun (pronounced, nah-n-dah): A colloquial Japanese expletive used in reaction to something strange or unusual. Literal translation; “What??!”
Characterized by a calculated chaos of comedy, high-energy kung-faux fighting, and irreverent pop-culture parodies, NANDA has been performing original action-packed theater-based shows since 2004. Also incorporating dance, juggling, and acrobatics, NANDA performances are a mishmash of classic vaudeville, circus and modern live entertainment innovation.
The four members of NANDA grew up together in Port Townsend, WA, where they developed a vision of limitless creative expression from early childhood. Nurtured by the supportive environment cultivated in their hometown, this vision was able to grow and has become an ideal for an entirely new and unique display of performance art. Coining the term “acrobaticalism” to describe this process, and using its tenets as a window to the world, NANDA invents material that draws its inspiration from a wide variety of sources, harping on everything from cinema and pop-culture icons to rock music and even cartoons.
This explode-out-of-the-box mentality has inspired extensive explorations into a variety of other avenues, including live video projection, animation and sound. Nearly every second of the action being performed onstage is accompanied by a tightly integrated cinematic soundtrack. The effect produced is that of a visceral audio/visual blast, and this rich sensory experience, along with the impressive degree of physicality used to convey the action, make NANDA performances accessible and highly entertaining to audiences of virtually any age or background, and of any language or nationality.
Figmentally: Imaginary Circus Comedy
“Amazing and refreshing, they keep the audience engaged and enthralled with their comedic shenanigans.This comedic gem is a whimsical romp through the red tape of bureaucracy.” – Indie Voice Blog
“Most Beautiful Production” – Zootown Fringe Festival
Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable imagination takes over her story and her life. When is imagination the most real thing there is? Hilarious theatrical circus brought to life through COMEDY, MAGIC, unexpected PUPPETRY, artistic JUGGLING, acrobatic DANCE, and cookies!
A theatrical circus duo sharing stories thru acrobatics, comedy, puppets, dance, mime, clown, juggling and you! Figmentally is Drea Lusion & Eric Parthum.
AirAligned presents a fanciful performance of magic featuring their take on notable characters such as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.
AirAligned aerial dance groups principal performers Joe Simms and Sophie Wingerd bring to you a new short about the magical shenanigans of Peter Pan, Wendy… and of course Tinker-bell!
This Family Friendly Short will showcase not only aerial silks, but also acrobatics and Aerial Bungee!
We invite the audience to experience first hand the flight of aerial dance from this group originating right here at The Center for the Arts who has grown to a professional level known nationwide.
photo by Alicia Berardi of Ivy Photography
Face Painting by Lucy Galbraith
Balloons by Bernard Bradshaw
and Arts & Crafts!