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Eleone Dance Theatre's "Carols in Color"

Eleone Dance Theatre's 'Carols in Color'Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:00pm

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

 

A holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ's birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew, by using contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. Carols features some of Philadelphia's premiere vocalists and the soul-stirring movements of Eleone Dance Theatre and Eleone Connection of Philadelphia.

 

Tickets: $25-35 + service fee; students $16 + service fee. Purchase at TICKETSATTHEGRAND.ORG or call 800-37.GRAND

SAME STORY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Artists trip to South Africa Inspires and Unites

In February 2017, a group of 26 artists led by Dr. Lynnette Overby, Professor of Theater and Deputy Director of Community Engagement Initiative at the University of Delaware (UD), stood atop Table Mountain -- one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. The racially diverse group was winding down a dream tour to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa.



Pictured Above: A.T. Moffett, Associate Artistic Director & Dr. Lynnette Overby, Artistic Director. Photo by Nicodemus Williams-Snow.


Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela and many others, the ensemble brought a message of racial reconciliation and love through the power of art to over 2,000 people as part of the project, Same Story Different Countries: From Oppression to Resilience & Liberation. The multi-genre arts production was developed in 2014 by Overby and Colin Miller, UD's Director of Global Arts, and premiered at Wilmington's Grand Opera House. More than a year after the premiere the trip materialized, funded in part by support from UD, the Doris Duke Foundation, a Go Fund Me campaign, church and private donations.


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