i I can hardly believe that I haven't posted since March! Most of you know that the past months have brought significant changes to my life. I'm now Pastor of St Francis Xavier on 16th St In Manhattan. As soon as I arrived however I explored the possibility of doing something for Christmas in the tradition of Christmas Reflections and A Dancer's Christmas. One morning I had a revelation! Why not call it Christmas Revelations! The biggest challenge has been that the stage at the Sheen Center where we are performing is about one-quarter the size of the Robsham so I have had to think "small" when I'm used to thinking "big". The good news is that Maresa D'Amore Morrison who started dancing with the company when she was 8 years old is dancing (beautifully) the role of Mary. Sara Knight who was a featured dancer in ADC for many years introduced me to one of her students who is a stunning dancer. Others who have danced with us and who now live in NY, Julie Krieg and Michael Prince are joining us as well as Christina Beachnau and Justine Delpriora. And believe it or not, Daisy, and her kids and Andy Martin and his daughters are also performing. To top it all off, Michelle Principi, who is now in NY will be doing the Irish Step in the Doll Dance. And of course Steven Cornwall is coming in from Jamaica. So you can see, that I may have changed cities, but I haven't changed a bit. And look who's dancing on the cover of the poster!
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Congratulations on this next ministry - and blessings on what sounds like a wonderful story of incarnation 2016! Last week our choreography for "God Beyond All Names" made its way into prayer for a spiritual direction course I am taking in CT - with gratitude and prayer, Deirdre
Christmas is nearly approaching! I was one of your audiences in your event, Christmas Revelations. We bought tickets for the Saturday show and arrive at the venue half an hour before 3:00 pm. The stories were portrayed very well by the dancers. I always wanted to be like them. I have been dancing since I was thirteen years old and I have always wanted to use my talent in serving Jesus Christ. I really hope that this is still possible in the future.
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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.