In April of 2014, the Fox & Beggar will debut its premiere theatrical production, Animalia. Based on the Galapagos Nocturnes–a poetry series I wrote in college– Animalia draws its magic from the forms of early 19th-century naturalism. The Nocturnes are composed...Read More
from "Ovo: A Lunar Masquerade" published 6/08/13 by Tribal Council Collective
On June 7th, the Fox & Beggar debuted its name to Asheville in the form of Ovo: A Lunar Masquerade. The richly decorated stage conjured up ideas of a Venetian garden party– stars hung from the high ceilings, watched by an enormous paper maché full moon; a massive Roman arch framed the DJ’s booth; paper lanterns and bamboo accented the room and lit up the hundreds of gorgeous costumes. Throughout the evening, the crowd watched shadowbox dancers and flow artists, saw aerialists swinging over their heads across the room, danced to four incredible electronic musicians, and enjoyed fine teas served in the balcony lounge.
A very nice write-up of the event can be read here
This was the F&BT’s first step on the long road to the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater. Thanks so much to all the performers, artists, and everyone else who helped out.
Photo credits: Lee Brooks
On November 1st, the Fox & Beggar Theater packed out Asheville’s Bywater Bar for four straight hours, many waiting an hour or more to get in to Pulcino: a Day of the Dead carnival.
The night was an explosion of music, art, fire, and performance. Aerialists dangled from a toweringly high steel tripod. Lavishly decorated fire spinners lit up the night from the performer’s stage. Facepainters painted sugarskulls in the brightly lit porch while crowds danced to live hot jazz and swing. Painters painted under the lights of the art gallery, throngs danced in front of the beautifully decorated electronic mainstage, and seven different altars dotted the yard, each crafted by a team of local artists, and each one more unique and beautiful than the last.
The Fox & Beggar Theater is a nonprofit LLC, founded in 2013 by Nat Allister in the rich mountain Shangri-la of Asheville, North Carolina.
F&BT seeks to weave unusual artistic mediums together to tell fairy tales, folk tales, and other stories from the deeply fantastical worlds we typically only reach in dreams.
Animalia will be its first theatrical production.