Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dancing in "The Promise Fulfilled", during “The Great Day” I got to experience something really neat…
On my solo, a bright light shone on me, and Jesus stood right behind me. But darkness was everywhere else, and I felt like I was about to fall off the stage. During the first few moves I couldn’t see Jesus at all. As it drew closer and closer to the move where he came in, I began to freak out. “Where is he? Where is he? He’s not here? He couldn’t get here fast enough! What am I going to do?” I thought I would just have to do it on my own, but then he was there! Right on cue! When I looked back on it, I realized Jesus was there the whole time. I just couldn’t see him!
But then the next performance came, and it happened again! I freaked out again because I couldn’t see him. But just as before, he was there. The whole time. By the last performance I was able to just dance, because I knew Jesus was there even though I couldn’t see him. He had proven himself, and I learned to trust. He had showed up before, and he would show up again. Right on cue.
by Katherine Pace
Monday, April 22, 2013
Ready, set, go! Presentation week, here we come! Today and tomorrow we will be presenting about half the dances at two different nursing homes in the community. Wednesday some of us will be setting up the stage and decorating at Hunter Hills. Thursday is the dress rehearsal, and Friday and Saturday are the performances!
We hope to see you there! To God be the glory!
Flyer by Rachael Morton
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Here are a few pictures from the last two days of Picture Week! Now onto Combined Classes, presentations at local nursing homes, dress rehearsal, and performances!
What could be better than dancing with your Daddy?
Half of All the King's Men and half of Ballet IV-B dancing together as Jesus' disciples and the women who followed Him.
Bad weather caused Ballet III-IV's class to be cancelled,
but we were able to get pictures of most of the girls anyway!
Picture Credit: JP Lofgren, Robyn Clement
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Last Saturday the backdrop for "The Promise Fulfilled" was painted by some very talented artists who designed it to look like a sky. This week, "The King's Praise Ballet" and "All the King's Men" are getting their pictures taken in front of it! The backdrop and the costumes look beautiful together, and we wanted to share a few portraits with you as a sneak peek! There are too many to post them all, or we would... they turned out very well!
Every year, we take pictures of sisters who dance together. This year, the brothers are getting involved, too!
Four sisters dancing together!
Floating in the clouds...
These costumes turned out SO dainty and angelic! The girls all look lovely in them!
The "characters" in a dance about people who found healing and freedom at Jesus' feet.
This costume has more ribbons than any other that I can remember!
And it looks so pretty when the girls twirl around!
There are two more days of classes left this week... stay tuned for more pictures! And don't forget to come see all these lovely (and handsome!) dancers in "The Promise Fulfilled" on April 26 at 7 PM and April 27 at 4 PM!
Picture credit: JP Lofgren and Katie Abbott
Friday, March 8, 2013
This semester, The King's Praise Ballet costuming department decided to do as little inventing as possible. For "Creation's Promise," we'd had the (enjoyable) challenge of dressing girls to represent plants, birds, fish, lions, and even a snake! Not only that, but 10 out of 12 classes changed costumes at some point, even the very youngest classes! For "The Promise Fulfilled," on the other hand, we have 6 1/2 classes wearing the same costume the whole time, and there are no animals, period.
What we did not anticipate is the 15 awesome guys who volunteered to dance for us this spring as Jesus' disciples, Roman centurions, Zaccheus, Jesus, the two thieves, and more! So, the majority of this production's sewing day was spent making and altering tunics that the guys can actually dance in without tripping, along with designing capes, vests, and other cool stuff for our more manly dancers!
And this time, I came prepared with a clipboard!
As head of the "inventions," Rachael spent quality time staring at big pieces of fabric.
This particular collage of purple has a very important role in the spring performance, but you'll just have to come watch it to find out what that is!
The serger had technical difficulties early on, but LeAnn finally got it working!
Roman soldiers wouldn't be Roman soldiers without those cool leather kilts! And a (very nice) pair of leather chaps from the thrift store was only $7! Hey! How 'bout that!
Burning holes into the leather to add ornamentation...
Besides tunics and leather kilts, the other chief project was the making of six little pink skirts for our Basic 1 class.
Ms. Amy and Kaitlin got the job done!
... adding elastic...
... what fun!
Oh yes, and we now have two VERY long strips of black and red cloth to "billow" up and down. Again, you'll have to come to "The Promise Fulfilled" to see what they're for...!
Hmm. I'm feeling concerned and I don't know why...
It's a conspiracy!
Ready, aim.... spray paint!