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Yesterday I attended a rehearsal of A Dancer's Christmas with Sara Knight's remarkable Chevalier company and students from her SLK Ballet school. Also there were Maresa D'Amore Morrison, Alex Olivieri, and Michael Wang. Steven Cornwall arrives from Jamaica today. Very simply I was "blown away" by the beauty of the dancing. Many times I was moved to tears seeing pieces like O Holy Night and Il est né brought back to life. The whole experience has been a "rebirth" for me. I am so grateful to Sara and the whole company for making this happen. During my "retirement", I've been viewing many of the performances and liturgies that go back to 1980 when the BLDE began. It's been a really moving experience for me "recovering" the memory of all the wonderful t dancers and artists I have had the privilege to work with over the years. I'm going to try attach a rehearsal video if I can. If you are in NY this weekend it's definitely worth seeing this beautiful company perform.
(I don't think the video will play! I'm not technologically sophisticated enough!
The Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble performs the choreography of Robert VerEecke, S.J. During the Advent season, the company presents its major work--Christmas Reflections. On holidays, the company participates in the liturgies at St. Ignatius Church. BLDE hosts sevmalleral workshops each year.