Ballet Emmanuel, a professional nationally-touring Christian ballet company, will perform at the Wednesday, Oct. 24, chapel service in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building on the Southwestern College campus. There is no admission charge to attend and the public is invited.
The Colorado-based company serves communities of all sizes, focusing on small and medium-sized communities like Winfield. The group uses dance as a medium to glorify God and demonstrate the message of salvation.
“We were approached by the tour director for Ballet Emmanuel to see if we were interested in having them perform for one of our chapel services,” says campus minister Ashlee Alley. “We thought it would be a great way to highlight what it looks like to use a variety of gifts in worship of God. It will be a different kind of worship service than we usually have, but one that we’re really looking forward to having for our community.”
The company’s dancers and apprentices have a strong background in classical ballet and raise support to partially cover their basic living costs, erasing the need for outside employment. Their season runs August through May.
For more information, call (620) 229-6265.
Devices to assist those with hearing problems are available in the box office, and an area is reserved for handicapped patrons and their companions in the rear of the hall.