The Jacket: by Nanda acrobaticalists

World music and dance performance

“The Jacket” world music and dance performance by Nanda acrobaticalists, 7:30 p.m. at Hood River Middle School, presented by Columbia Center for the Arts. The show is teeming with juggling, acrobatics and martial arts, and combines comedy and irreverent pop-culture references for an entirely original performance. The show features a cutting-edge cinematic soundtrack, as well as tightly integrated video projections and digital animations — all the while borrowing from circus, vaudeville and classic western theater traditions. This panoply of stylistic influences is propelled by an epic story, replete with ancient mystics, kung-faux ninjas, robots, lasers, and a myriad of other action movie oddities. The result is not only a show that is truly unique, but one that strongly resonates with all of the mainstream entertainment phenomena that it deftly parodies. Tickets are available online at, at Columbia Arts, 215 Cascade Ave., and at Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, $12 for children 11 and under. A group rate of $10 is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information visit or Nanda’s website,


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