From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture

From the Ground Up is a celebration of the cultural movement that is hip hop, through performance, workshops, panel discussions, and more! Artists and experts from both the local and national scenes will be featured at events that will be intergenerational and welcoming. Come celebrate hip hop at the Ordway!


EVENTS

ROOTED: Special Edition featuring Tish Jones, Carnage the Executioner, and DesdamonaROOTED: Special Edition

Featuring Tish Jones, Carnage the Executioner, and Desdamona

This celebration of the foundations of hip hop, created and curated by Maia Maiden, exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities. ROOTED is a high-energy performance where audience members can share space with Minnesota’s diverse hip hop community.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 | ORDWAY CONCERT HALL | MORE INFORMATION

Caravan: A Revolution on the RoadCaravan: A Revolution on the Road

Musician Terence Blanchard, choreographer Rennie Harris, and visual artist Andrew Scott explore racial tension and injustice with live music, dance, and visual projections, sculpture, and projection mapping. The show examines larger societal issues, while reflecting the artist’s life experiences and their thoughts and feelings about black lives in the 21st century.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 | ORDWAY MUSIC THEATER | MORE INFORMATION


MORE EVENTS

Ordway Pre-Show Extra:
Hip Hop as a Tool for Education

Friday, October 25 | 6:30PM
Target Atrium, Ordway

FREE TO ROOTED: SPECIAL EDITION TICKET HOLDERS

Arrive early to hear about the 5 elements (DJing, MCing, Breakdancing, Graffiti, and Knowledge) the cornerstone Hip Hop can be a force for societal change in a dialogue with panelists Jason Noer aka B-Boy J-Sun, Tish Jones, Rodney Hill from Rennie Harris Puremovement curated by Maia Maiden, Curator & Director of Maia Maiden Productions and moderated by Jamie Edwards and Brett Buckner, co-hosts of KFAI’s  Beats, Rhymes and Democracy, airs from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday(s).

Then 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.

 

Master Class with Rennie Harris Puremovement

Saturday, October 26 | 10:00AM
Ordway Drake Room

$7 PER PERSON

Join Rennie Harris Puremovement’s Rodney Hill for what will sure to be an engaging dance master class experience. Register online today!

Creating with Krump Basics:
Krump Dance Workshop with Herb “FairWarning” Johnson III

Saturday, October 26 | 1:00PM
Ordway Drake Room

FREE

Come learn combos and basics of the street dance style krump with nationally and internationally recognized leader of the Kaution Family Herb “FairWarning” Johnson III. The workshop is free, but spaces are limited, so register online today!

Ordway Pre-Show Extra:
Art Healing the Wounds of Social Injustice

Saturday, October 25 | 6:30PM
Target Atrium, Ordway

FREE TO CARAVAN TICKET HOLDERS

Join us one hour before the show for a conversation including Dallas-based visual artist Andrew F. Scott (visual projections are part of the evening’s performance), Valerie Castile of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation, who help victims ​who have been affected by gun violence and police violence, and Maia Maiden, Curator & Director of Maia Maiden Productions. The panel is curated and moderated by Robin P. Hickman, CEO and Executive Producer of SoulTouch Productions, founder of Taking Our Place Centerstage, and Ordway Organizational Strategist.

Explore “Art and Healing: In the Moment,” a featured exhibition in the lobby by Twin Cities artists in response to the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, presented by the Castile Family. Stop by to learn how the 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.


FROM THE GROUND UP ON THE RADIO

Beats, Rhymes and Democracy Radio Panel Discussion I

Monday, September 23 | 6:00–7:00PM
KFAI’s Beats, Rhymes and Democracy

FREE

Tune in to 90.3 FM/106.7 FM or stream from kfai.org to learn about this amazing celebration of hip hop with Maia Maiden and DJ Digie who will be on the show to talk about From the Ground Up!

Beats, Rhymes and Democracy Radio Panel Discussion II

Monday, October 21 | 6:00–7:00PM
KFAI’s Beats, Rhymes and Democracy

FREE 

Tune in to 90.3 FM/106.7 FM or stream from kfai.org for a dialogue about how Hip Hop can be a force for societal change with Jason Noer (B-Boy J-Sun), Tish Jones, and Rodney Hill from Rennie Harris Puremovement as they join Maiden and DJ Digie.