Portland Umbrella Festival Celebrates the Bohemian Arts
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The last date listed for The Umbrella Festival was Sunday April 8, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Every painter strives to infuse life into their art, but High Art/Full Circle demonstrates what happens when it's the painting that gives life to its artist. Envisioning her subjects coming to life in wondrous ways, the painter is taken aback when one of her characters runs out of control. As the canvas transforms into a three-dimensional aerial and acrobatic performance, she must help all her creations find closure. Pendulum Aerial Arts presents this touching, poignant story about the connection between life and art, with each act inspired by masterworks such as Klimt's The Kiss and Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror. Longtime Pendulum collaborators chanteuse Sasha Lazard, Grammy Award-nominated cellist Dave Eggar and percussionist Chuck Palmer enrich the production with live performances. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from CATHI
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I love the concept of this event. It did not quite meet my expetations but that was only due to unforseen circumstances and they had to make last min. adjustments to the agenda. All in all it was a fun evening. It was open for children but nudity was not quite appropriate for the kids.
Quotes & Highlights
*April 6, 2012: Night One – “The Road”
*The opening night is a celebration of the road – hobos, gypsies, vagabonds, troubadours and wanderers – featuring the music of Portland’s own Vagabond Opera and Professor Gall, accompanied by the finest in circus, burlesque and vaudeville. Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will also be doing a special performance.
*April 7, 2012: Night Two – “The City”
*Night two celebrates life in the city – from the alleyways of Paris to the banks of the Thames to the buzzing streetlights and nightclubs of New York. Portland swingtime supergroup The Stolen Sweets, Strangled Darlings and Boy & Bean provide the music, accompanied by the finest in dance, burlesque and vaudeville.
*April 8, 2012: Night Three – “The Big Top”
*The final night of the first annual Umbrella Festival takes us under the big top. Carnies, freaks, geeks, feats of incredible strength and beauty erase the dull drudgery of our workaday existence and transport us into a fantasy land where anything is possible. Portland’s own Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, Hurqalya (formerly Negara), and Aeon Now provide the music, accompanied by acrobats, sword swallowers, and vaudevillians of all stripes.
About the Ticket Supplier: Alberta Rose Theatre
After over 20 years of being closed to the public, the Alberta Rose Theatre has reemerged as Portland’s premier setting to experience acoustic music and live performances.