If you’re looking for a magical way to kick off the festive season for your family, you’re in luck. On Friday 29 November, Springs Dance Company will be performing its acclaimed Christmas extravaganza, Journey Of The Magi, right here at St Luke’s.
Church member Naomi Cook (that’s her, in the pink tutu) is assistant director of Springs, and is also performing in the show. It’s an exciting opportunity to see our friend Naomi showcasing her talents in a sparkling production of dance, theatre, song and poetry.
Springs is a highly respected contemporary dance company, which performs shows and runs workshops in theatres, schools, colleges, churches and prisons around the UK and abroad. It aims to explore, through dance, issues of life and faith from a Christian perspective. (Visit www.springsdancecompany.org.uk to learn more, or to book the company for a workshop or event).
‘Journey Of The Magi, based on the T S Eliot poem of the same name, will catapult you into the excitement of Advent and Christmas,’ says Naomi. ‘Look out for my favourite parts: the comic shopping scene, and the beautiful “otherness” of the dream. This evening of dance theatre is a treat for all the family.’
David Bintley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, agrees. ‘Springs Dance Company’s Journey Of The Magi is the best Christmas show I’ve ever seen!’ he says. ‘It looks beyond the tinsel and trappings to reveal the real meaning of Christmas. I was touched, amused and moved to tears.’
High praise indeed! So don’t miss your chance to see this entertaining and compelling show at 7.30pm on Friday 29 November (doors open at 7.20pm, as the show is preceded by a talk on Springs’ work for invited guests). As a gift to the community, tickets are a bargain £3 for adults, £1.50 for children, so you can afford to round up friends, family and your children’s playmates for a special evening out. Tickets are available from Naomi after Sunday services at St Luke’s, and on the door. However, spaces are limited, so to be sure of getting a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org and say you’re from St Luke’s.