Barnstorm was a temporary gathering place, handmade for artists, open May 5-7, 2011 only.
Channeling European cabarets (from around the turn of the century), and with the help of several supporters, Barnstorm transformed an empty, 3400-square-foot storefront into a cozy home for diverse performance and installation works. Kabuki theatre, painting, electronic music and tango were just a few of the disciplines audience members encountered. See the 3 nights of Barnstorm squished down into just 3 minutes here. Courtesy of Nathan Bean.
But now, the artists have gone home, the light rigs have been dismantled and the bar drained of its inventory. After achieving significant success in attendance – and in creative impact – Barnstorm is shuttering its doors and curling up into a welcome period of hibernation.
Once the producers have had time to recover, regroup and (in several cases) finish grad school, potential future iterations of Barnstorm may be up for discussion.
We thank you sincerely for your curiosity.
Until next time,
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