Rhode Island
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
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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Archive of photographs of past projects
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I Have Worked With

  • October 2019

    BIG NAZO participated in the PRONK Marching Band Festival on  the Oct 14, 2019 Indigenous People's Day Celebration.

  • October 2019

    The BIG NAZO Intergalactic Creature Band performed a visual/musical Stage spectacle in the Hall of Marine Life in the AMerican Museum of Natural History in NYC on Oct 26, 2019

  • September 2019

    BIG NAZO performers conducted 3 interactive street performances and parades per day during the  Sept 20-22 Life in Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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: 
RIPTA Bus Station Building, Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Pinque
Phone: 
401-831-9652

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
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
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
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

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

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
PA/Sound System: PA sufficient for the Venue Front of House sound Engineer to be provided Four (4) stage monitors with independent mixes to be provided (Three (3) upfront and one (1) on or beside the drum riser)
GUITAR AMP: Fender Blues Delux or Blues DeVille Fender Deluxe Reverb or Vox AC30 also good
BASS AMP: Gallien Krueger 800 RB Head Eden 410 XLT Bass Cabinet Or Gallien Krueger – 1001RB Mark ll Gallien Krueger – Neo – 410 Cabinet
DRUMS: (Professional Grade Kit only) Snare Rack tom Floor tom 20-22" Kick dw5000 drum pedal Hi Hat 2 crash cymbals one 20" Cymbal 4' by 6' drum carpet Drum seat 2 pair Vic Firth "Esticks" (Mics for Snare, Rack Tom, Floor Tom, Hi Hat & Kick Drum)
VOCALS: 2 Black Round Base Stands (no boom or tripod stands) Wireless Microphones and clips (example: Shure SLX4 / Beta 58 J3 Hand Held Mic)
DRESSING ROOM: Private, Secure dressing area with table, clothing rack, mirror and bottled water, located close to the performance space allowing performers to do multiple quick changes during the show. Needs to accommodate 8 performers and provide storag
STAGE: -Preferred minimum Stage Dimensions : 20' Wide, 15' Deep, 2' high -A drum riser at lest 8' wide, 6' deep and 1' high
Fee Range Minimum: 
$700
Fee Range Maximum: 
$7,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12

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