Saturday, January 12, 2008

Heart to Heart: Like You've Never Danced It Before

Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer is taking on a whole new life as the basis for a dance production called Father, which will tour parts of southern Ontario this summer. It is being produced by Soli Deo Gloria Ballet, a new company starting up in the Niagara Region.

... which is a formal way of saying "I'm really excited" :). The break between semesters with WriteAtHome has meant, not a break from work (that never happens), but a chance to focus on my newest venture: a ballet company. No, I don't personally dance. So far, I do a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff. I also get a lot of creative input.

For Father, we've taken select, poetic readings out of Heart to Heart that really get to the center of our day-to-day relationship with God. We've put them together with contemporary music like "Small Enough," a duet between Nichole Nordeman and Fernando Ortega, and Rebecca St. James's "Come Quickly Lord." All of this is brought to life by gorgeous choreography and talented dancers.

Our goal for Father mirrors our goal for Soli Deo Gloria as a whole. We want to take the timeless truths of the gospel and present them in a way that makes people sit up and pay attention and go, "Wow, I've never thought about it that way before." We want to use all this art and beauty to show people how beautiful God is.

If you're in southern Ontario, we hope to see you this summer!

Check out our related Web sites:

www.littledozen.com/h2h.html - The Heart to Heart page, including chapter excerpts.
www.lordsprayerdance.com - The Web site for Father.
www.solideoballet.com - The Web site for Soli Deo Gloria Ballet. (Christian dancers, we need you! Check out our Auditions page.)

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I've got a heap of writing-related news coming, too, so stay tuned!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Brittany Simmons said...

I love the way you described that. I love the whole concept of it. I want to see it! It sounds so beautiful.

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