Office antics

Katie Kowalski, arts@ptleader.com
Posted 6/6/17

“Everything in this show is absolutely pointless, and that’s the point,” said Danny Milholland in his introduction to Port Townsend acrobatic troupe Nanda, which performed a show, …

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“Everything in this show is absolutely pointless, and that’s the point,” said Danny Milholland in his introduction to Port Townsend acrobatic troupe Nanda, which performed a show, “Omdigahben,” on Saturday, June 3 to an all-ages enthusiastic crowd that packed Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion.

Nanda members Misha Fradin, Chen Pollina and brothers Tomoki and Kiyota Sage did backflips, juggled and performed a whole slew of comedy sketches, which garnered lots of laughter and applause from appreciative fans and friends. A “Not Live From Facebook” act brought Pollina into the audience and backstage as he chatted with audience members and crew, filming the entire thing on an iPhone (and broadcasting it on a large screen).

An office sketch full of comical clowning opened the second half of the show, with Kiyota and Tomoki sitting at a cubicle. The comedic take on office life involved no. 2 pencils growing in size and, naturally, included giant-pencil fighting. Nanda’s acts, manager Milholland said, are about “laughing at and with the infinite mystery,” and “finding meaning in the great meaningless.” 

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