Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
October 2016 CALENDAR
MARTHA REDBONE – BONE HILL: THE CONCERT
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Twelve musical cast members will become the characters from four generations of a family living high atop the Appalachian Mountains, and take the audience on an unexpected exploration of family, history and identity in America. Inspired by Martha Redbone’s own life and the lives of the women from whom she is descended, the stories of the Bone family members are told in a communal narrative style interspersed with dramatic scenes and driven by songs that span a swathe of American songwriting to create a collision of musical cultures.
Visit http://www.ordway.org/performances/martha-redbone for tickets and more information.
TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND: DANCE REIMAGINED
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Under the artistic direction of Emmy Award-winning choreographer Travis Wall, and co-created with Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson, Shaping Sound is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. After rising to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars,” these dancers—some of the best talent on stage right now—starred in their own reality TV show, Oxygen Network’s "All the Right Moves."
Audiences of all ages will experience the exhilarating collaboration of these visual musicians whose explosive choreography, dynamic rhythm, speed and physical strength give shape and form to sound.
Visit http://www.ordway.org/performances/shaping-sound for tickets and more information.
Oct. 18-23, 2016, times vary
When Stomp takes the stage, everything becomes an instrument. This inventive and invigorating show has been fusing dance, music, comedy and theatrical performance to create thunderous rhythms and electrifying beats for more than 25 years. The performers have traveled around the world, showing audiences of all shapes and sizes that with the right combination of creativity, imagination and resourcefulness, you can create extraordinary art from even the most ordinary things.
Visit http://www.ordway.org/performances/stomp for tickets and more information.
STEP AFRIKA! THE MIGRATION: REFLECTIONS ON JACOB LAWRENCE
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Step Afrika, the first professional company dedicated to the art of stepping, will bring to the stage their new production, “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence,” which is a celebration of African-American artist Jacob Lawrence and his series of paintings, “The Migration of the Negro.” The work focuses on the Great Migration from the South to the North in the 1920s, which radically changed the lives of African-Americans. Step Afrika brings Lawrence’s iconic paintings to life through the medium of African-American stepping, South African gumboot and traditional West African dance, vocals, drumming and audience participation.
Visit http://www.ordway.org/performances/step-afrika for tickets and more information.
THE SPHINX VIRTUOSI WITH CATALYST QUARTET
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Since their debut at Carnegie Hall in 2004, the Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, has been recognized as one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation's top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.
Their 2016 program, “Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos,” takes listeners on a journey from the tantalizing Argentine tango to the nocturnal imagery of Mexico, featuring a grand tribute to the great Piazzolla, with a final invitation to Catalan dance. Explore the palette of the string medium through works from celebrated composers of Latin heritage, and celebrate the intricate mosaic of sounds and colors that pay homage to a diverse musical culture.
Sphinx Virtuosi is a co-presentation between the Ordway, The Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Visit http://www.ordway.org/performances/sphinx-virtuosi for tickets and more information.
**Dates, times and prices subject to change.**
Press images of all events listed above are available for download at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/juqvtb5sorbbf4q/AAAoYsNfU8Bds_BERJUZavZRa?dl=0
ABOUT ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
Jessica Petrie | 651.282.3113 | Fax 651.215.2113
PR Manager | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
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