Project Description

Student Credits – Sarah Wall, Amanda Marder, Vic Simon, Omar Davila, Melanie Estes, Amanda Garrison, Paul Hinderliter, Alphonse Muse, Amir Naqi, David Rake, Pablo Reyes, Hae-Jin Scott, Joseph Wintermote

Faculty and Staff Credits – Andrew F. Scott, Roxanne Minnish, Matthew Unkenholz, Amanda Goodwyn, Mike Snyder

Additional Credits – Terence Blanchard & E-Collective, Fabian Almazan Piano, Charles Altura Guitar,Dale Black Bass, Oscar SeatonDrums

Additional Credits – Rennie Harris and PureMovement, Joshua Culbreath, Phillip Currino JR, Tatiana Desardouin, Mai Le HoJohnson, Michael Mansion, Emily Pietruszka, Kai Rapelyea, Yuko “Uko Snowbunny” Tanaka

Additional video – Full Concert video. Pablo Reyes.

Additional video – “Healing Through Music.” Hady Mawajdeh. Art and Seek Spotlight, April 4, 2019

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road is a collaboration of performances by Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, Rennie Harris and Pure Movement dance company, and ATEC Professor Andrew F. Scott and the ATEC LightSquad.

The project expands upon themes 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 the album Breathless. They performed music from the album across America, visiting cities most affected by racial conflict by police and against police, including Dallas. Feeling empowered by the strong emotional reaction from audiences 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 teamed up to add new dimensions to Blanchard’s work, and bringing about a change of hearts and souls. Blanchard’s fusion of jazz, R&B, blues, funk and soul synergistically interweaves with Harris’s approach to movement, representing a kind of archaeology of the human spirit through vernacular African American dance styles. Scott’s conceptually-based visual projections and installations, are rooted in African and African American art and culture, and seamlessly integrate into the overall artistic narrative. The skeleton of the work examines the larger societal issues of racial tension and injustice, while the individual nuances of the stories reflect the life experiences of each artist and their thoughts and feelings about Black Lives in the 21st century.

Read more about the performance at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra SOLUNA Festival, Majestic Theatre, Dallas, TX. Apr 9, 2019

Read more about the performance at the Bass Concert Hall at The University of Texas at Austin – Apr 11, 2019.

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