Dancing on Holy Ground / Our Holy Week Evening Prayer happened last night and was simply beautiful. Thanks to all the dancers and musicians who made it happen.
I'm very excited to let folks now that more and more of my choreography is now available on this website. I was just able to download two performances of A Dancer's Christmas. 25th anniversary and the Final performance for 2008. Just go to repertory and you'll find these performances available for viewing.
We are almost at the half point of the Lenten Season and we have been preparing for Monday of Holy Week. The danced/prayer service takes place on Monday March 24th at 7:30 in the upper church. I'm still working on some of the aspects of the service but we'll be doing Tree of Life, God Beyond All Names, Deep Within, In the Quiet, You Will Know, On Holy Ground and a new piece "Peter's tears" danced by Steven Cornwall and Kristina Wright. As usual we will be participating in Palm Sunday liturgies, Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Easter Vigil. Hope you can join for some of these special services.
Catch Karen Campbell's interview in the Sunday, December 9th, Boston Globe with Father Bob, where they talk about "Christmas Reflections", "A Dancer's Christmas" and his heritage as a Jesuit and a choreographer:
'It's such a passion, for me there is no separation between religious expression and movement expression. It always comes together quite spontaneously. It's when I'm most alive.'
Q. At the core, what do these shows mean to you and perhaps to the others who come to them year after year? What is the takeaway message?
A. It's about the profound sense of joy that is available to all of us in the Christmas season, no matter how we celebrate it. From a religious point of view, it's about God loving us so much that he wants to dance with us. These days there's so much negative about God and salvation. My image is that God is enmeshed in the flesh of Jesus. He wants to have arms and legs so he can dance with us.
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Read the full article in the 12/9/2012 Boston Globe:
'Christmas Reflections' from Boston College's 'dancing priest'
Show times are Fri (7:30pm), Sat (3:00pm) & Sun (3:00pm), December 14, 15 & 16
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Once again we have assembled a wonderful cast for this year's production of Christmas Reflections. We will miss Jon Arpino as Joseph but we are blessed that Steven Cornwall is coming back from Jamaica and will dance this role. (If you haven't seen Steven in Knot, Not I you can find it in our Lenten Repertory.
In the photo on the left you see last year's cast in "the Twelve Days of Christmas". This year Helen O'Dwyer's company will be joining us for this piece. We are still looking for "partridges" so if you know any 3-5 year olds who would like to perform, let me know
Here's an empty stage. We need dancers for the 2012 production of Christmas Reflections! Auditions are saturday September 22nd in the BC Dance Studio. Children from 9:30-11:00 and teens and adults from
This summer we will be offering an opportunity to experience embodied prayer through movement and dance as part of the BC summer dance program. The two week course begins on July 23rd and finishes august 3rd. Be in touch with me if you'd like more information.