Liquid Music: Former ballet dancer’s alt-classical series is on point

Curatorial dynamo Kate Nordstrum launched The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series—now in its seventh season—to international acclaim. From her years training as a dancer to curating concerts across the country, music inspires Kate Nordstrum to action. “As a dancer, you relate to music viscerally,” says Nordstrum. “You think about how it feels in your … [ Read more]

Through Diversity and Collaboration, TU Dance Continues to Defy Definition

Somewhere beyond the confines of ballet and other genres of dance resides contemporary dance—an artistic expression fluctuating between cadenced and arrhythmic motion, which ignores traditional boundaries and evades simple categorization. For the last 15 years, this universe of dance has been embodied—and expanded—by St. Paul, Minnesota-based company TU Dance. TU Dance was founded in 2004 by … [ Read more]

Justin Vernon and TU Dance collaborating for Liquid Music’s 2017-2018 season

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s genre-bending Liquid Music Series will continue to keep the good times flowing as their impressive lineup of innovative projects with iconoclastic artists makes waves into 2017–2018 season. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver is collaborating with TU Dance for three performances in April 2018 at the renovated Palace Theater. The performances will feature … [ Read more]

Classical renegades: The genre-bending experimentation of Liquid Music

When you imagine a concert presented by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, you probably picture the classical pros playing Beethoven in their new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Think again. Picture indie siren Zola Jesus and pianist Stephen Prutsman at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Picture rapper Serengeti collaborating with … [ Read more]

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