Regina’s Journey: accept grace

The Word in the Wings
By: Kaya Weaver
In Glorify Dance Theatre’s upcoming ballet, Regina’s Journey, the protagonist Regina learns that trust is a key element of wisdom. Proverbs 3 illustrates several dimensions of what it means to trust in God.

Regina’s Journey: always be humble

The Word in the Wings
By: Kaya Weaver
Glorify Dance Theatre’s upcoming ballet Regina’s Journey follows the young Regina as she sets out on a quest to gain wisdom for leading her village, following her mother’s instruction to keep to the path and not stray. The second lesson Regina will learn along the way is, “God can use creatures as small as frogs to help guide you, so always be humble.”

Proverbs 30:24-28 contains poetic lines that consider the wisdom of other small creatures. What can creatures even smaller than frogs teach the people of God about wise ways to live?

Regina’s Journey: stay true to the path

The Word in the Wings
By: Jessica Noonan
Life can be a journey with lots of different paths. Knowing the correct one can be challenging, and that is when we need to seek God for wisdom and discernment. Princess Regina, the protagonist in our new upcoming ballet Regina’s Journey, sets forth on a mission that will eventually give her four life lessons needed to one day rule her kingdom. To prepare the dancers for this production based on the biblical principles of wisdom, we have begun to study Proverbs.

Easter reflection: You Choose

The Word in the Wings
By: Audrey Hammitt
After 40 days of lent–preparing, praying, fasting, giving–we’ve arrived at Eastertide. We celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on a bright Sunday after a dark Good Friday; but what if life doesn’t feel so good? What do we do with the turmoil of emotions inside of us begging to be released?

From the stage: Reflecting El Roi

The Word in the Wings
By: Kaya Weaver
Reflecting El Roi premiers this weekend! How do we prepare, even in the wilderness, in times of waiting, trial, and emptiness, for the blessings we know God is bringing? For “El Roi” sees us, hears us, and reaches out to us even as we prepare for his coming.

Reflecting El Roi: moving Isaiah 40:3-5

The Word in the Wings
By: Jessica Noonan
Over the past two months, Glorify Dance Theatre has been studying Scripture to prepare our hearts for Holy Week, Easter, and the upcoming performances of Reflecting El Roi. We began by asking questions: How does one prepare her heart? Let’s take a look at how the dancers interpreted Isaiah 40:3-5 through movement.

Reflecting El Roi: gracious giving

The Word in the Wings
By: Kaya Weaver
What does Jesus say about the lenten discipline of almsgiving? Fr. Mike Schmitz says almsgiving is something you do consistently to bless others. Luke 4 describes a scene early in Jesus’s ministry where he teaches in the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth and stirs up strong feelings there about what God is doing to bless people.

Reflecting El Roi: prayer, solitude, and rest

The Word in the Wings
By: Jessica Noonan
This month the dancers and I have been studying the meaning and importance of Lent. We have learned that lenten disciplines should include giving up something in your life that is moving you away from God or doing something that will bring you closer to God. Prayer is a tool for conversations with our beloved Father.

Reflecting El Roi: exquisite delight

The Word in the Wings
By: Kaya Weaver
A close reading of Isaiah 58 shows how YHWH promises to satisfy those who truly seek God when they fast. Words of hopeful anticipation appear toward the end of the chapter, but it begins by expressing God’s painful awareness of a disjuncture between the people’s religious expression and the true orientation of their hearts.

Reflecting El Roi: fasting

The Word in the Wings
By: Lee Giles
Jesus said, “When you fast,” not “if you fast.” I have fallen into a regular routine of going on a complete fast on Fridays, which I break during our family communion service each Friday evening. I view my regular fast as a way to remind my flesh it is crucified. It doesn’t get to speak to me, doesn’t get to tell me what to do, doesn’t get its way. It can’t even tell me it’s hungry or thirsty. In baptism our flesh is crucified, dead and buried, and we are resurrected, clothed in Christ.

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Glorify Dance Theatre Presents

May 3-4

This is a family-friendly ballet that kids of ALL ages will enjoy!