a stunning visual and aural fusion of music, dance, theatre and song centered around an ageless instrument – the violin
Barrage is a stunning visual and aural fusion of music, dance, theatre and song centered around an ageless and powerful instrument – the violin.
Created in 1996 by 5 to 1 Entertainments, Barrage takes the many traditions and styles played on the violin and the fiddle, combines them with Contemporary and World beat elements of percussion, rhythm, movement and energy to create a brand new form of theatrical extravaganza. The original music of Dean Marshall elevates the show to new and magical heights and features a wide range of musical influences including: Calypso, Swing, folk, Jazz, Klezmer, Classical and Pop.
Barrage has captivated audiences throughout the world including Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Asia. This unique and dynamic entertainment experience tours constantly. In addition to performing full length evening shows, they are regular featured guests of Disney, have appeared at numerous prestigious international festivals like the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Cropredy Festival, and have performed at corporate functions for many of the World’s Fortune 500.
Barrage has already garnered worldwide media attention, appearing as featured entertainment for millions of viewers on many television networks including PBS (USA), BBC (U.K.), CBC (Canada), Denmark National Television and ZDF (Germany). Their one hour concert special Barrage: The World on Stage was chosen by the PBS network as a featured program for their national pledge drive in December 2000. Their new self-titled album has already been released in North America and Germany and is slated for release in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe in the very near future.
Barrage’s current stage production, entitled A Violin Sings, a Fiddle Dances is a full-fledged theatrical production that is beginning its second season touring North America. This stunning entertainment combines music, lights and movement in a dynamic and fun-loving package guaranteed to delight and amaze audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds.