THE LAND WITHOUT EVIL SHOW

 AUSTIN TEXAS

 DECEMBER 8-16 2012

Sky Candy aerial arts collective’s theatrical production, Land Without Evil, based on Matthew J. Pallamary’s award-winning historical novel based on a true story, ran from December 8 – 16, 2012, at the historic Stateside at the Paramount. PBS filmed the show’s rehearsals and performances for their series, Arts in Context, which premiered nationally in January 2013.

The novel, adapted for stage and sky by innovative directors Agent Red, from Los Angeles film/ video arts, and Sky Candy founder and artistic director Chelsea Laumen. Land Without Evil explores a boy’s conflict between the spiritual beliefs of life in the Mission and the visions of his father, the shaman of a threatened tribe, forced into a perilous journey through the rainforest in a quest for the mythical Land Without Evil. Richly told through aerials and acrobatics, dance, capoeira, flow arts, spoken word, ASL, and singing, this visually dynamic show featured stirring new music by local artists and ground-breaking video-mapping by internationally renowned projection artist João Beira.

Said directors Agent Red and Chelsea Laumen, Land Without Evil is a cutting-edge collaboration of creative multimedia and multidimensional artists. We are thrilled to be working with some of the brightest talents in Austin to craft this unforgettable journey to a dream within a dream.”

Mario Troncoso, from PBS/KLRU says “Sky Candy’s one of the best acts in town. As soon as I was hired to curate an entire Arts In Context season, they were on the top of my list. Sky Candy is visually spectacular and Matthew’s story is gonna be an amazing journey for both the performers and the audience. Can’t wait to see it.”

“Land Without Evil” was held at the Stateside at the Paramount, located in downtown Austin on Congress Avenue.

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Read the press releases below.

Sky Candy Austin Collaborates with Agent Red and PBS to Present Matthew J. Pallamary’s Award-Winning Tribal Epic, “Land Without Evil”, December 8 – 16, 2012

Triumphs over Tragedies Inspire Sky Candy’s Multimedia Circus Arts Stage Show, Playing Dec 8-16, 2012 at Paramount’s Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX

“Land Without Evil” PBS Doc Garners EMMY Nod

Click here or on the linked graphic below to see the Emmy nominated KPBS show about the show.