The Ordway Offers an Eclectic Mix of Artists on Its Stages in February and March
Options include an all-female taiko performance, the cool acoustic sounds of a rocking trio and a traditional Irish ensemble
SAINT PAUL, Minnesota (January 13, 2020) — Audiences are certain to be delighted by the diverse line-up of artists scheduled to perform during February and March at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, located at 345 Washington Street in Saint Paul.
“We have some amazingly diverse artists coming up in the next couple of months at the Ordway,” said Dayna Martinez, Senior Programming Director at the Ordway. “February will bring us the beauty of Indian classical dance with local favorite Ragamala Dance Company, as well as a celebration of women in the Japanese art of taiko drumming with HERbeat, a brand new production of TaikoArts Midwest.”
The first spectacular performance in the mix is Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water on Saturday, February 15. Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, the show explores the universe paradigm of a seeker on a journey. During the large-scale performance, audiences will experience multimedia dance work as dancers and musicians move freely to the distinct sounds of Iraqi, jazz and South Indian instruments. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Music Theater. Tickets range from $27 to $42.
TaikoArts Midwest presents HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29 in the Music Theater. For this show, the best North American and Japanese taiko artists will create a one-of-a-kind performance after spending two weeks together in a residency to collaborate and create the work that audiences will see during this special Leap Day performance. Tickets range from $27 to $42.
“March is packed full with electronic music artist, Howard Jones, the world-renowned all-male ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and traditional Irish music from Danú,” said Martinez. “Then in one music-filled weekend, we will hear the uncanny recreation of Creedence Clearwater Revival by Classic Albums Live, and Grammy-award winning country music star, Marty Stuart. There truly is something for everyone!”
Kicking off the month of March, the Howard Jones Acoustic Trio will take the Concert Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Trio is an intimate, stripped-down trip through Jones’ 30-year music career. Audiences will also hear first-hand about the inspiration behind his music and stories from his career. Tickets range from $37 to $58.
Get ready to laugh and be charmed by Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of ballet and modern dance repertoire. “The Trocks” will be in the Ordway’s Music Theater on Wednesday, March 11. Founded in 1974, “The Trocks” have delighted audiences as they incorporate and exaggerate the foibles, accidents and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $39 to $69.
Danú, one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today, will take the stage in the Ordway Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20. For more than two decades, the award-winning band has delighted audiences across the globe by taking them along a musical journey to their native Ireland. Tickets range from $32 to $42.
Classic Albums Live presents Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 on the Concert Hall stage. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Tickets range from $39 to $70.
Not-to-be-missed is five time Grammy winner Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on the Concert Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. His storied music career includes a long list of awards, touring with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt and working in Johnny Cash’s band. Tickets range from $58 to $131.
HERbeat is presented by the Minnesota Lottery.