Ordway Offers “Pay What You Wish” for Terence Blanchard’s Caravan: A Revolution on the Road

Ordway 10/16/19

Community invited to experience art as healing during this special performance

Saint Paul, Minnesota (October 16, 2019) — Grammy Award-winning musician Terence Blanchard, world-renowned choreographer Rennie Harris, and visual artist Andrew Scott will bring their beautiful, multi-disciplinary performance that transcends racial and social boundaries to Saint Paul.

Exploring racial tensions and injustice through live music, dance and a host of visual projections, the show examines larger societal issues, while reflecting the artists’ personal experiences and their thoughts and feelings about Black lives in the 21st Century.

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road, featuring Blanchard and the E-Collective, along with Harris and Scott, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Music Theater at the Ordway, located at 345 Washington Avenue.

This performance examines injustice and racial tensions as reactions to rising violence against Black men and women. The producers’ intent is that all who experience this show will be compelled to make positive social change and move towards healing through art in a collective experience.

The Ordway is making Caravan: A Revolution on the Road accessible to all through its “Pay What You Wish” option to greatly reduce socioeconomic barriers related to ticket price for the performance. Ticket prices are $5 to $45 for any seat in the house.

The lobby will open at 6:30pm for the Ordway Extra: Art Healing the Wounds of Social Injustice.

Caravan builds on Terence’s previous visits to the Twin Cities, including time spent in St. Paul’s Selby-Dale neighborhood in 2017, visiting with those affected by the police killing of Philando Castile, also informed his recording of the album Breathless.

Breathless, my first recording with my electric band, and my recent album LIVE, which was partly recorded in the Twin Cities, were meant to further the conversation about gun violence and to heal the wounds left in communities by these incidents,” said Blanchard. “I wanted to find a way to expand this musical statement and collaborating with Rennie Harris and Andrew Scott helped me realize that. We’ve had different experiences, but we share a lot of the same ideas and can express them in three dimensions.”

For more information about Blanchard’s work, read a recent story published in the Village Voice online.

 

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road will perform Saturday, October 26 in the Ordway Music Theater. Tickets are available online or by phone at 651.224.4222.

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