“The Best Family Entertainment of the year!” SeattlePI
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 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, makes NANDA performances accessible and highly entertaining to audiences of virtually any age or background, and any language or nationality.
Street Performers will be up & down the Church Street Marketplace Friday, noon-10 p.m.; Saturday, 11-10 p.m.; & Sunday, 11-6 p.m.
All busking shows are free, but we encourage you to show your support by tipping generously!