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Christmas OratorioDecember 3, 2010 - December 5, 2010 2:30 PM - 8:00 PMCharles and Jane Hadley Theater, Queens University of Charlotte Campus
Tickets available at the door only.Price: $6.00
- Phyllis Pharr
Show Dates and Times:
- December 3 & 4 at 8:00 PM
- December 5 at 2:30 PM
In addition, the director, MaryAnn Mee, will teach a Master Class on Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM in the Hadley Theater. The class is free.
About "Christmas Oratorio"
Our production is based on Charles Weidman's later version of Christmas Oratorio, which opened in New York City in 1961 to wide critical acclaim, and has remained a much-loved classic work of modern dance. In this rendition of the work, Weidman focuses on feelings and emotions such as Joy, Compassion, & Friendship in this dance of rejoicing. Dancers move in wonderment and reverence, and their hands are often clasped in prayer or raised in exultation. Sensitive portrayals of biblical figures and Bach's passionate music combine to make this a moving and unforgettable experience. This production was restaged by MaryAnn Mee and features professional dancers, community members and advanced students from Central Piedmont Community College. Only a few select dance companies in the world have performed the Christmas Oratorio - this performance is a unique opportunity to see this beautiful and rarely produced work of art.