Family Weekend Indoor Performances
Inside the Ordway, performing artists from around the world take to the stage for two full days of shows for only $5 a person!
June 1 & 2, 2013 | Music | All Ages
Ordway Music Theater
Champion acrobats, contortionists and jugglers combine breathtaking skill and spell-binding beauty to transform 2,000 years of Chinese tradition into an awe-inspiring display of talent and grace. Hailing from Cangzhou, Hebie Province, in the People's Republic of China, Cirque Zíva will blend traditional Chinese folk dance with incredible acrobatic feats that will leave you spellbound in your seat!
Sat. June 1 – 11AM & 2PM
Sun., June 2 – 11:15AM & 2PM
June 1 & 2, 2013 | Theater | Ages 3 - 7
Lowry Lab Theater
Through a delicate game of opening and closing, a man and a woman each look at the world through their own window. Outside the wind blows, stirs and whispers. As the wind falls away, windows open to reveal moments of humor and poetry. As the wind whips back up, the windows snap shut whirling us away on a surreal journey. With each opening and closing, the wind becomes stronger, interrupting the everyday lives of our two characters and carrying them towards the moment of change. What will happen when the wind dies down, and they find themselves face to face? With an extraordinary sound design and using few words, La Società della Civetta gradually reveals the story of two characters through a whirling game of chasing and snatched moments of calm all dictated by Wind.
Sat. June 1 – 10AM & 12PM
Sun., June 2 – 12 & 2PM
June 1 & 2, 2013 | Dance | Ages 5+
Let’s get ready to rumba— tap, that is! Join in on the syncopation as Max Pollak introduces us to his original dance concept of RumbaTap, a melding of Afro-Cuban music and dance, American jazz, body percussion, and tap dance. The RumbaTap ensemble, a multi-talented international cast of two musicians and two dancers, evokes a powerful “Orquesta” capturing the deep grooves and charged electricity of Afro-Latin Soul.
Sat. June 1 – 10AM & 2PM
Sun., June 2 – 12 & 2PM
The Star Keeper
June 1 & 2, 2013 | Puppetry | Ages 4+
Landmark Center - Weyerhaeuser
As he is lighting up the evening sky, Pierrot accidentally dislodges a star from above. Luckily, an endearing worm named Pretzel comes to the fallen star’s rescue and together they set off on a series of fantastical adventures while trying to return the star to its home. On their journey, they must climb a spider’s thread, cross the dormitory of dreams, dive into the ocean depths in pursuit of a pearl fish and resist the bewitching charms of the bubble tamer. Combining puppetry, visual poetry, music, and fantasy Théâtre de l’OEil creates a unique, non-verbal, magical performance.
Sat., June 1 – 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Sun., June 2 – 12:30 & 3PM
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During the Family Weekend, downtown Saint Paul comes alive with family-friendly events! The parks around the Ordway fill with free arts activities, art exhibits and performances! The Ordway proudly presents a vast array of performances on the Festival’s two outdoor stages – the World Stage and Landmark Stage – and in the surrounding parks…all for free. Learn more >