"One of the best things about this band is their live performance. They create an atmosphere that envelops the listener like a wall of sound one does not want to escape from. They are powerful performance artists who weave smoky, woodsy vocals into elemental guitar melodies, harmonies, and percussion" ~Fort Worth Texas Magazine~
The Culture of Arts Festival is a celebration of art and life to be held in conjunction with the Interurban Film Festival in historic downtown Denison Tx on April 2. In blending the arts of music, painting, film, and dance with yoga, organic gardening, wellness, and mindful living, we offer an experience to to become fully immersed into every aspect of art. With live art performances, demonstrations, workshops and classes we want to provide entertainment as well as opportunities to learn and experience new things. Come enjoy watching a movie from a wide selection films at the Interurban Film Festival, experience a drum circle, watch live painters creating their art, participate in a yoga class, then take a stroll to shop among our many eclectic vendors and the shops along Main Street before ending up at the stage for live performances of art and music. This festival has something for everyone and it is one that you don't want to miss!
The Portal is part live rock concert, part immersive theater performance, and part film; all woven together into a holistic piece of powerful, transformative, and artistic entertainment.
A bold and unique undertaking, The Portal offers a musical and theatrical experience of unprecedented vision and creativity. The storyline is similar to a mythological epic (e.g.: The Odyssey, Gilgamesh) and follows the character Dante on a visual journey through the desert and mountains -- and through fractal fire, water, and love --while on a path of personal discovery and otherworldly experiences. The plot serves not only as the structure of the show, but also as a conduit for the audience to engage in their own journey and experience.
While The Portal may be most similar in format to a 'rock opera' like Pink Floyd's The Wall, it incorporates elements that go far beyond the familiar including dance, cinematography, mythology, fractal art, and audience participation - all of this is backed by a tremendously talented live band.
Utilizing the "trance theory" concept developed by producer and director Luke Comer, The Portal applies fractal mathematics and concentric pattern repetition to the show's visuals, music, performance, and lighting in such a way that they create a unified sensation and mesmerizing effect for the audience.
Drawing from psychedelic rock and electronic dance, The Portal at the very least delivers a hard-hitting musical performance that will captivate fans of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Burning Man, and electronic genres. The theatrical crowd will be similarly pleased to find The Portal offers Denver a look into immersive theater, which has roots in New York's theater and arts scene, but is rarely seen west of the Hudson.
The Portal is an impressive undertaking for an all Denver-based cast and crew. While much of the film component of the show was shot in the mountains outside Moab, Utah, and in Colorado's high Rockies, the rest of the world-class production and its staff, including it's creator Luke Comer, are all Boulder and Denver based.
**Please note: This show contains very brief artistic nudity - approximately 11 seconds of
"sexual situations" and "partial nudity" - and may equate to R rating per film regulations. If you feel this is inappropriate for you or a minor accompanying you, the show may not be ideal for you. If you have already purchased a ticket, we will happily refund your cost.
October 8 - 31, 2015
Glitter Dome - RiNo District, Denver
Panther City Exchange is helping The Southside Pirate put on a wonderful fundraiser for the station...Saturday, September 19th at The Live Oak
7 Lindsay Hightower
8 Cut Throat Finches
10 The Phantom Sensation
11 Jacob Furr
12 Sally Majestic
Pre-show tickets will go on sale soon!
Sponsor info and other details are coming soon too!
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