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As a performing arts center that presents an eclectic and diverse array of talented artists, the number of incredible narratives that begin, grow, and deepen at the Ordway, both on and off our stages, is truly astounding. From the community relationships that enrich us, to the amazing talent that comes out of our artist training programs, to the transformative moments that connect performer and audience—there are so many stories to tell. Art brings us together in a vital way. It links us to the performers on stage, to those with whom we share the experience, and to the often unseen hands at work behind the scenes. It links us to a collective message, and
to a broader community at work to express something larger than ourselves. Whether we entered the performance as friends or as strangers, as soon as we take our seats, our places on stage, or our seat in the community, we become inextricably connected through the process of creating art. As we at the Ordway began to imagine how we might celebrate and share these experiences, and through them build and shape our community, the idea for Ordway Encore started taking shape. In this issue, it’s my honor to share with you just some of the many stories the Ordway is fortunate to be a part of this spring. Journey to the boulevards of
Paris, France with the annual Spring Fête and the national tour of An American in Paris; get a first look at Where The Light Shines Through, the new Ordway-commissioned piece by Ronald K. Brown that will premiere with TU Dance this month; and delight your inner child with a preview of the 2017 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by Ordway. It’s all here, in Ordway Encore. We hope you’ll join us.
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Several renowned Native American, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations musicians and choreographers have and will perform this spring at the Ordway as part of Oyate Okodakiciyapi: A Unique Celebration of Native Music and Dance, an Ordway community engagement series guided by Community Coordinator Christal Moose (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) and an advisory council of Native and Indigenous community leaders that continually work to promote and practice cultural artistic expression.
The series kicked off on March 4 with Oyate Okodakiciyapi: An Evening of Native Contemporary Dance, which featured the works of Native Hawaiian Christopher K. Morgan, Santee Smith of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and Rulan Tangen’s Dancing Earth Creations. Morgan, Smith, Tangen, and other artists also took part in a week of school performances and community engagement activities leading up to the performance. “I think we really nurtured and expanded a community here, and I hope to return in the future,” said Tangen. “We have fallen in love with the Twin Cities and the people and feel so happy for the seeds we planted.” Fittingly, the name Oyate Okodakiciyapi, given to the Ordway by Gwen Westerman, a Dakota educator and writer, means “people coming together.”
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The concept originated through conversations with several artists including Oyate co-curator, Rosy Simas, and builds on the ongoing efforts of Taking Our Place Centerstage, an initiative of the Ordway and SoulTouch Productions.
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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES Indigenous April 21, 2017 | 7:30pm Native Pride Presents Ketti Nimiko! Part of the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival | May 2 -June 4
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TU Dance Solidarity and Perseverance
“Dance creates a shared experience— an undeniable space where a diverse community of audience and artists connect to a common power. We founded TU Dance to create access and opportunity—a platform for performers, students and audiences to engage with the remarkable art form that has shaped our lives.”
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—Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, founders of TU Dance Saint Paul’s own TU Dance returns to the Ordway stage in April for what is sure to be a truly special performance. The Ordway has commissioned a new work from acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown, founder and Artistic Director of Evidence. Brown’s new work for TU Dance, Where The Light Shines Through, will use traditional music recorded by Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba and various other World Music artists to tell a story of solidarity and perseverance, using movement to open space and create dialogue about perspective.
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“I have seen TU Dance and admired the company’s work each time I’ve seen them,” said Brown. “I’m happy to work with two amazing and generous artists and directors, who I’ve admired for over 15 years.” With his new piece, Brown hopes audiences will “go on a visceral journey with the dancers. Sensing how the dynamics of focus, clear, and deliberate intention creates space for possibility. I hope viewers leave the theater believing that anything is possible when you align your lens and purpose.”
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Barnum called his circus, which traveled with as many as 1,200 live animals, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Painter calls Circus 1903 “The Most Amazing Show on Earth,” and it travels with … zero live animals. The family friendly spectacle celebrates The Golden Age of Circus with all the strong men, acrobats, and aerialists you might expect, alongside magnificent elephant … puppets.
“[…The elephants] really feel like they are 100 percent real when they are on stage,” said Dorward, the Director and Choreographer. “I sat next to this lady in the audience, and she thought it was a real elephant. People are very moved by them, and they are a very special part of the show.” And no animals are harmed ... because there are no live animals.
Circus 1903—The Golden Age of Circus Death-Defying Humans ... and Puppet Elephants An excerpt of an article written by John Moore, Senior Arts Journalist – Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This article was reused by permission of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Neil Dorward and Simon Painter are proud circus geeks. They love the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus so much, they fashioned their new entertainment spectacle Circus 1903 largely in nostalgic tribute to the tradition P.T. Barnum started in 1875 as a traveling museum in Wisconsin. Musical Theater Series sponsored by BREMER BANK
“I think [audiences] want to see the spectacle. That’s why they come to the circus. So we really wanted to put the acts front and center, with an old-fashioned ringmaster. Our show focuses on showmanship and grandeur. This is really, legitimately, the greatest acts in the world performing very high and very fast.”
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“My original idea was to bring elephants back to the circus,” said Painter, the Creative Producer, “but obviously we couldn’t use real ones.” Instead, his Circus 1903 elephants were designed by the award-winning puppeteers from the acclaimed Broadway play War Horse. The elephants, a mother and her baby, are brought to life by stilt-walkers. One works the mother’s head, one works the hind legs, and one, Painter says with unabashed sentimentality, “works the heart.”
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Did you Know the Ordway Engages More than 50,000 Students and Educators Each Year? For more than 20 years, the Ordway has been a destination for thousands of students and teachers, welcoming schools from throughout the region to experience the transformative power of the arts through live music, dance, puppetry, theater, and more.
ON SALE NOW “ Las Cafeteras stressed the importance of being proud of your heritage, culture, and your story. This is an important connection with our students that are 93% non-white… I loved watching our Spanish speaking students share the meanings/words of the songs with their classmates.” —VANESSA WOOD | EVERGREEN PARK WORLD CULTURES COMMUNITY SCHOOL – BROOKLYN CENTER, MN We make sure that these performances are both engaging and educational, starting with artists and art forms that inspire and ignite imaginations. We then connect these performances with state standards across grade levels through tailored study guides and arts instruction in schools that complement the performance experience. Beyond the stage, the season offers opportunities for both students and teachers to explore the arts through in-school artist residencies, workshops, educator professional development, and opportunities for students to exhibit and perform within our spaces. In addition, the Ordway is committed to access for all schools through our reduced ticket prices starting at just $4 and the most generous bus reimbursement program in the state. Schools can get a jump start on planning their 2017-2018 Ordway school performance field trip! Tickets for the 2017-18 school year will go on pre-sale May 12, 2017.
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GUGU DRUM GROUP ALL AGES FROM SHANGHAI, CHINA Sat 11am & 2pm Sun 11:30am & 1:30pm Timeless tales and high-energy theatrical drum drama. NATIVE PRIDE PRESENTS: KETTI NIMIKO! ALL AGES Sat 10:00am & 12:00pm Sun 12:00pm Native Pride Dancers and special guests take the audience on a journey through indigenous music, dance, and stories. THE MYSTERY OF PIG’S EYE MANOR
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Sat 10:30am & 2:30pm Sun 10:30am & 12:30pm Audiences embark on a percussive dance, music, and theater adventure through Landmark Center to help solve the mystery. THE WAY BACK HOME by Teater Refleksion AGES 4-8 FROM DENMARK Sat 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm Sun 12:00pm (SENSORY-FRIENDLY) & Sun 2:00pm A simple, yet profound, tale about friendship and conquering fear of the unknown, told through puppetry.
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FREE ACTIVITIES Ordway, Rice Park, Xcel Energy Family Plaza, and Spire Credit Union Fun Zone Park Hours: 10am–5pm Performances by regional music and dance artists Celebrate the diversity of global cultures and traditions through a variety of exciting performances in the parks surrounding the Ordway! Tent activities Enjoy interactive art activities hosted by over 25 Festival partners for artists of all ages. Inside tents in the park and inside the Ordway, you’ll find make & take art stations, face painting, and more! Indoor activities: 10am–4pm Join us indoors for an instrument petting zoo, Touch of Sound, and Story Time Corner. NEW DJ dance party and kids yoga!
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CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR ARTWALK From May 6–June 5, the creations of young artists from throughout the region will be on display in the storefronts of various businesses around downtown Saint Paul. ordway.org/artwalk
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INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE In the West Side Heights is Shifting the Paradigm for Professional Musical Theater Training in the Twin Cities
When planning Ordway’s April 2017 production of West Side Story, the Ordway reached out to Teatro del Pueblo Artistic Director Alberto Justiniano to seek his input and guidance. From there, Justiniano and Ordway staff began to conceive of an initiative that would seek to engage the communities represented in the iconic piece. The result is a program that features both basic and advanced classes in musical theater practices with the goal of engaging and training the next generation of musical theater professionals— specifically artists and youth of color. In the summer of 2016, a series of free bi-weekly classes was launched, conducted by a roster of acclaimed teaching artists. Simultaneously, Ordway and Teatro engaged Twin Cities-based innovators in Latin art forms to create artistic events that amplified their voices and placed their selfcreated narratives alongside the West Side Story narrative. “A renaissance in musical theater is currently occurring,” says James A. Rocco, Ordway’s Vice President of Programming and Producing Artistic Director. “Artists like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sara Bareilles, George C. Wolf, and Alison Bechdel are all breaking the boundaries of musical theater in both form and content. This project contributes to this renaissance by offering career opportunities and developmental training for people of color, from entry-level to professional, in
all aspects of working in the performing arts. It’s an investment in the future of the art form.” When the decision was made to produce Miranda’s In the Heights as part of the 2017-2018 Musical Theater Series, the project began to be conceived of as a multiyear engagement in which the Ordway could deepen and sustain the initiatives begun through West Side Story, eventually adding new topics such as diction, movement, spoken word, and dance. To create an opportunity for schoolchildren to engage in the art form, In the West Side Heights will develop a new musical theater residency program, which will build on the Ordway’s already robust School Matinee series and Dance to Learn residencies. Led by teaching and theater artist Charles Fraser, the pilot project takes place at Creative Arts High School and will expand to additional schools on the West Side of Saint Paul. “I have been fortunate enough in my career to work with youth from a variety of backgrounds and with many abilities,” said Justiniano. “This program will afford the possibility for these students who, despite the name of their school, do not have many opportunities to see professional theater.” “I believe this project could be part of a much needed paradigm shift in the way we view arts institutions in the United States,” says Rocco. “Our work as life-long arts professionals has just begun.”
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Saturday | April 22
Revel in an atmosphere of elegance, romance, and music inspired by the Ordway’s June 2017 presentation of the Tony Award®-winning An American in Paris.
Celebrate the Arts Partnership Minnesota Opera The Ordway The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Schubert Club with Honorary Chairs Ruth and John Huss
Cocktails, moveable feast of gourmet French cuisine catered by The Saint Paul Hotel, silent auction, music by Café Accordion, and a Wall of Wine
8:00pm Live auction with host Frank Vascellaro, and vignette performances by the Arts Partners 9:00pm Dancing to Pizazz, dessert stations, wine tasting, photo booth, games, and more
A joie de vivre echoes throughout the City of Light. Spring raises the curtain on Paris’s street entertainers, fashionistas, wildflowers, and café terraces. Feast on extraordinary cuisine while drinking and dancing through Seine-side boulevards.
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Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves, “An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Saint Paul on its first national tour!
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An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
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F R I E N D S O F T H E O R D WAY Become a Friend of the Ordway with a gift of $60 and receive early access to tickets, invitations to Friends-only events, and more! LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Individuals who annually contribute $1,200 or more receive exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to the Mairs & Power Contributorsâ€™ Lounge, access to rehearsals and other behind-the-scenese events, and personal concierge service. LUMINARIA SOCIETY You can help ensure that future generations experience the joy of the performing arts by remembering the Ordway in your will, naming the Ordway as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, or establishing a life-income or other planned gift. C O R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S H I P S Take advantage of a full range of marketing opportunities, tailored packages, and one-of-a-kind experiences designed to give business partners maximum visibility in the marketplace, reach engaged audiences, and fulfill philanthropic goals. To learn more, or to make a gift, please call the Advancement Office at 651.282.3036.
THANK YOU CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND PUBLIC PARTNERS SPECIAL THANKS Public support for the Ordway is provided by This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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1 & 2 Jeremy Denk Plays Brahms and Beethoven SPCO
4-16 West Side Story ORDWAY
3 & 4 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival presented by the Ordway ORDWAY GuGu Drum Group Native Pride Dancers presents: Ketti Nimiko! The Mystery of Pig’s Eye Manor The Way Back Home
7 Steven Wright ORDWAY
8 Cantus presents America Will Be! ORDWAY
9 ANIMANIACS LIVE! ORDWAY
9-11 Season Finale: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony SPCO
14 & 15 Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater SPCO
18 Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Concert ORDWAY
21 Indigenous ORDWAY
21 The Colors of Gershwin with The Steeles ORDWAY
22 Ordway 2017 Spring Fête ORDWAY
13-18 An American in Paris ORDWAY
23 Shreya Ghoshal ORDWAY
24 One Man Star Wars Trilogy ORDWAY
27 & 28 Alexandre Tharaud, piano Schubert Club 28-30 Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony SPCO 29 TU Dance ORDWAY
24-30 Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus ORDWAY (JUNE 24-JULY 2)
MAY 2 VocalEssence presents ¡Cantaré! Community Concert 2017 ORDWAY 5 & 6 Where Words End Pekka Kuusisto: Intimate Voices SPCO 6 St. Olaf College presents The St. Olaf Choir in Concert
6-21 La Bohème MN Opera
7 Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs present Annual Spring Concert “Everything Sings” ORDWAY 12 & 13 Where Words End Pekka Kuusisto: Migration Patterns SPCO JULY
14-21 Broadway Songbook®: Hollywood and Broadway ORDWAY
1-2 Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus ORDWAY (JUNE 24-JULY 2)
26 & 27 Where Words End Exodus: Musicians in Exile SPCO
18-23 Jesus Christ Superstar ORDWAY
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