Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Messiah as Ballet
Meeting the Messiah…
Audi: Great show.
Audi: I liked the joy you exuded. Dancing with the children. And the miracles you worked on the blind and the sick. Bearing the betrayal. And ending with the crucifixion.
Christian: We thought it would be good to contrast the charity and joy in the nature of Jesus with the greed and evil of the Pharisees and Judas.
Audi: Telling the story of Christ only through dance and Karl Jenkins music… even Jesus Christ Superstar included lyrics as verbal storytelling. Took the Bible into a new dimension.
Another innovative production by the Austrian Ballet Company led by Rio Mitani and Christian Martinu: dancers, choreographers, teachers, and directors. Take this around the schools!