This Butoh-Shakespeare adaptation was presented as part of Portland's 2nd annual Water in the Desert Festival, directed by Mizu Desierto & Noah Mickens. The video shows a series of excerpts from the production, which was staged in the original rose gardens of Peninsula Park. The Festival is a free event of art, ritual, performance & ecology.
Filmed on December 19th 2008, this show was one of many themed collaborations currently arising between various sects of the Portland art and music community. It was a Wanderlust Circus event set to the timeless tunes of The Beatles White Album performed live in its entirety by the The Nowhere Band. The video of this event was shot, edited, and produced by Christopher Darrow of Synesthesia Studio. synesthesiastudio.com
Designed and directed by NagaSita
Musical Score by UxepiipexU
camera NAT | editing daflew
Jay Lieber ~ Mordalial Abrams
Megghann Rose ~ Lilla Shroud
Noah Mickens as Mayor Toungsten Bob
Crystal Zingsheim as Pope
Scott Schroeder ~ Revr'nd Wounding Visions
Ogo Eion ~ Zero
The Sisters Petite ~ Mistress Ladyshade & Mistress Vettiverre
Eyerish Heather Collings ~ Eyelet V. Wayward
Uxepiipexu ~ Conductor Crunk Vaultz
NagaSita ~ Lady Rhinebone Leveaux
Myrk ~ Z0m Bey
Chris Beug ~ Bogvillian Victim
William Batty & Mr. Creature, the Ringmasters for Batty's Hippodrome and The Wanderlust Circus respectively, have been providing Portland, Oregon with the finest circus performances available "on this side of the known galaxy."
From dazzling jugglers to fearless acrobatics and spellbinding fire dancers to mesmerizing magicians, the Wanderlust Circus provides something to delight all ages and all tastes.