|Dance Avondale presents|
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s
Choreography: Charles Weidman
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Restaged by: Anne Marie Loesch
Christmas Oratorio, first performed in 1961, is a full-length modern ballet depicting the Christmas story, of which you will see excerpts during the performance. Charles Weidman’s nativity legend is divided into three parts: the first, the angels’ joyful anticipation of the coming of Christ; the second, His birth and prophecies depicting important events in the life of Christ; and the third, the resurrection, giving new hope to humankind. The choreography suggests rather than describes the narrative, stressing instead the dramatic import of the historic events. The locale is heaven, not earth, with only fleeting glimpses of the protagonists as they play their epic roles.
The mission of Dance Avondale is to provide the highest quality of dance education and professional dance performance for the community by being financially accessible and culturally sustaining. Learn more about Dance Avondale on their website.
You can also watch the concert online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857) or Facebook Live.
Performance is free and open to the public. Masks optional.