Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Big Nazo

BIG NAZO is an international performance group consisting of larger-than-life sized puppet performers and masked musicians who create surreal and hilarious extravaganzas that combine stand-up comedy, cabaret, Sci-Fi, Go-Go dancing, daredevil stunts, soap opera and professional wrestling with live rock and funk music.

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I Have Worked With

  • Each year during the month of February, BIG NAZO collaborates with members of the RISD Creature-Creation Class to produce and perform a unique, one-night-only "live music, creature performance-sculpture, film mash-up" known as the "Creature-Creation Show".

    This past year's traditional multi-media performance-art spectacle featured
    extraordinary plasti-foam creature-characters fabricated and performed by the students accompanied by professional musicians and performers from the Providence artistic community and the BIG NAZO LAB.

    Short 16mm "Creature Films" made in collaboration with the FAV Film Explorations Class were screened for the first time in public on the big screen!

     

    Dr Tremendanus, Creature Expert, returns again this year as Host and Narrator.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Erminio
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 5742
WEYBOSSET HILL STATION
PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
Physical Address: 
63 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Pinque
Phone: 
401-831-9652

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Band
Music - Pop / Rock
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Visual/Crafts - Sculpture
Year Founded: 
1986
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Italian
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Theater Technical Production
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
125
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

State of Residence: 
Rhode Island

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors