Power of Air and Music Bring 40-Foot-Tall “Lady Pneumatica” to Life in Downtown Saint Paul
Free outdoor shows part of the 16th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: A sneak peek at Squonk Opera’s Pneumatica, of one of the most highly anticipated acts of the 16th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival. With live original music that permeates the air and inflatables that pump up and immerse the audience, the 40-foot-tall “Lady Pneumatica” is brought to life through music, imagery and the power of air.
Squonk Opera will give seven performances of Pneumatica to students and the general public May 31-June 3 as a preview to Family Weekend, which will be held June 4-5. Click here to watch a short video of highlights of the performance.
About the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival
The 16th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway, is one of the largest children’s festivals of its kind in the country. This world-class family event showcases the diverse art and cultures of more than 25 countries from across the globe. The festival includes two parts: School Days (May 31-June 3) and Family Weekend (June 4-5), which will feature free outdoor performances, crafts and activities in and around the Ordway, as well as indoor performances by international artists from four different countries. Visit www.orway.org/festival for more information.
WHO: Festival organizers will be available for interviews upon request
WHEN: Squonk Opera’s Pneumatica will be performed at the following times:
Tuesday, May 31: 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1: 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 2: 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
(all shows run approx. 30 minutes)
WHERE: Wells Fargo Family Plaza
St. Peter St. and W. 5th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
CONTACT: Jessica Petrie
ABOUT THE 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.