Arts & Performance

Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

From 42nd Street to “Easy Street” and “All That Jazz” to “Step In Time,” dance on Broadway helps to shape the dance world and creates cultural memories that last well beyond the dance floor. In this installment of Ordway Cabaret, we hear from artists whose voices are seldom heard but whose contributions are key to the story and spectacle of the Broadway musical. Join us as we look at the legacy of dance in musical theater, the choreographers who created it, and the stories of the dancers in the ensembles that make our musicals move. Read more about Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American and Japanese female taiko artists together for a two-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women center stage in a collaborative, unique performance. Read more about HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Written in Water explores the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self. In this large-scale, multimedia dance work, dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation, and activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing. Read more about Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Read more about Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revivial 50th Anniversary

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America. Read more about Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revivial 50th Anniversary

Danú

Hailing from counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin, and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The band formed in 1995 as part of Ireland’s delegation to Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, France (an annual event that is the biggest gathering of Celtic nations in the world). Read more about Danú

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate, stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Featuring Howard on piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltry, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar, and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick, this performance delivers a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. This show also provides the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material, as well as stories from his touring career. Read more about Howard Jones Acoustic Trio

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