Caravan: A Revolution on the Road

April 9 | 2019


The Majestic Theatre

7:30PM


Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective 
Rennie Harris  CHOREOGRAPHY
Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater Company 
Andrew F. Scott  

GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, internationally renowned choreographer Rennie Harris and Dallas-based visual artist Andrew F. Scott team up for an interdisciplinary world-premiere performance that explores the ability of music and art to bring about racial healing.

This one-night only performance will expand upon a theme that Terence Blanchard began exploring a few years ago: racial tension and injustice. With live music, dance and visual projections, sculpture and projection mapping - Caravan: A Revolution on the Road will examine these larger societal issues, while the individual nuances of the stories will reflect the life experiences of each artist and their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives in the 21st century.

This performance is made possible by a grant from the TACA New Works Fund.

“A trumpeter of expressive urgency and a composer of expansive vision.”
 – The New York Times


ARTIST STATEMENT

This collaboration brings together live musical performance by Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, choreography and dance by Rennie Harris and his company and Andrew F. Scott’s visual projections, sculpture and projection mapping. This project expands upon the theme that Terence Blanchard began exploring a few years ago. Responding to real life events stemming from racial tension and injustice, Blanchard and the E-Collective recorded an album, Breathless, and performed across America, visiting cities most affected by racial conflict by police and against police, including Dallas. Feeling empowered by the strong emotional reaction from the audiences – many were moved to tears – and recognizing the healing impact of his music on people, Blanchard decided to continue the conversation and engage more artists.

Terence Blanchard, Andrew Scott and Rennie Harris have teamed up to add a new dimension to the work Blanchard has done, to bring about a changing of hearts and souls. Blanchard’s fusion of jazz, R&B, blues, funk and soul synergistically interweaves with Harris’s approach to movement, which represents a kind of archaeology of the human spirit through vernacular African American dance styles. Scott’s conceptually-based visual projections and installations, which are rooted in African and African American art and culture, seamlessly integrates into the overall artistic narrative. The skeleton of the work examines these larger societal issues, while the individual nuances of the stories reflects the life experiences of each artist and their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives in the 21st century.


Venue Information:
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas Black Dance Theatre
CARAVAN: A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
TUE | APR 9 | 12 - 1 PM

A community discussion about activism and the arts moderated by Vicki Meek with discussion panel members GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, visual artist Andrew F. Scott, Dallas-born dancer My’kal J. Stromile and activist Collette Flanagan. (Space is limited)

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