Terence Blanchard E-Collective
Rennie Harris Puremovement Dance Company
Caravan: A Revolution on the Road
Andrew Scott, projections & installations
Presented in partnership with the Butler School of Music, Texas Theatre and Dance, and KAZI-FM
Multiple Grammy-winning composer/trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his E-Collective quintet join forces with hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris’ dance company, Puremovement, and sculptor/projection-mapping artist Andrew Scott in this multi-disciplinary performance that transcends racial and social boundaries and breathes life into conversations on personal and collective identity in relation to social and political structures.
Caravan is a captivating new program that explores black lives in the 21st-century through Blanchard’s fusion of jazz, R&B, blues, funk, and soul, interwoven with Harris’ African American dance styles, and Scott’s conceptually-based visual projections and installations, which are rooted in African and African American art and culture.
A trumpeter of expressive urgency and a composer of expansive vision.
– The New York Times
- Caravan will premiere at the 2019 SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in Dallas.
- Terence Blanchard wrote the music for Spike Lee’s film, Inside Man.
- Blanchard and his E-Collective ensemble’s goal is to heal hearts and open minds.
- In 1992, Rennie Harris founded Puremovement, a hip hop dance company dedicated to preserving and disseminating hip hop culture through workshops, classes, hip-hop history lecture demonstrations, long-term residencies, mentoring programs, and public performances based on the belief that hip hop is the most important original expression of a new generation.
- In 2015, Andrew F. Scott designed the cover for Terence Blanchard’s Grammy-nominated album, Breathless. Using the album’s music as a collective springboard, Scott launched “The Terence Blanchard Studio” in which students applied and extended Blanchard’s philosophical and interactive approach to their own collaboration in art and technology. The culmination of the class was the fabrication of a 30’ theatrical backdrop used for projection-mapped animation and video that was dynamically responsive to the music of Blanchard and the E-Collective during the live concert.
- Terence Blanchard is a six-time Grammy-nominee and four-time winner.