Saturday, October 26, 2019

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

Part of From the Ground Up: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture

Pay What You Wish tickets available starting at $5

Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective have collaborated with choreographer Rennie Harris’ company, Puremovement, and sculptor/projection mapping artist Andrew Scott to create a new work. Caravan: A Revolution on the Road is an expansion on themes explored on the first E-Collective recording and tour. These artists will create a multi-disciplinary performance that transcends racial and social boundaries, and breathe new artistic life into conversations on personal and collective identity in relation to social and political structures. Following the release of Breathless, an elegy for Eric Garner, Blanchard expressed that “we’ve been having dialogues for far too long with no actions, no change.” The forceful, yet inclusive energy of this new project encourages the audience to make yet another step toward positive social change.

Blanchard’s fusion of jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and soul will synergistically interweave with Harris’s approach to movement, which represents a kind of archaeology of the human spirit through vernacular African American dance styles. Scott’s conceptually-based visual projections and installations, which are rooted in African and African American art and culture, will seamlessly integrate into the overall artistic narrative. The skeleton of the work will examine these larger societal issues, while the individual nuances of the stories will reflect the life experiences of each artist and their thoughts and feelings about black lives in the 21st century.


Ordway Extra: Art Healing the Wounds of Social Injustice

Saturday, October 25 | 6:30PM
Target Atrium | Free to all ticket holders

Join us one hour before Caravan: A Revolution On the Road for a conversation moderated by Robin P. Hickman, CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions, founder of Taking Our Place Centerstage, and Ordway Organizational Strategist.

Plus, experience a unique art installation featuring fashion by Neil Taylor of True Headz Clothing, including his trademark caps that celebrate old school fat laces—and that spirit of unrestrained creativity—in a new way.  Stop by our partner’s table to learn how the Castile family, community members, and local organizations are coming together to honor the life and humanitarianism of Philando Castile through The Community Peace Garden, a gathering space for peace, justice and healing.


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