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Wheaton College Artist Series Presents: Ballet 5:8

Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.


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Experience the Enchantment of Ballet 5:8's Golden Sessions and Gospel Impressions

Join us on an artistic journey like no other! On Friday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m., immerse yourself in a captivating evening of dance and music as Ballet 5:8 presents a mesmerizing double-bill performance: Golden Sessions and Gospel Impressions. This enchanting event will occur at the iconic Edman Memorial Chapel, 401 E Franklin St, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Unveiling a Tapestry of Emotion and Inspiration As part of the renowned Wheaton College Artist Series, in collaboration with the Wade Center’s Muriel Fuller Endowment, this extraordinary showcase promises to be a feast for the senses. Accompanied by the exceptional piano artistry of Daniel Paul Horn and Caroline Hong, the performances will be elevated to new heights, adding an exquisite layer of depth to the already stunning artistic canvas.

Embark on a Journey Through Love and Spirituality Golden Sessions, a masterpiece choreographed by the talented Julianna Rubio Slager, delves into the intricacies of affection, friendship, romance, and charity. Drawing inspiration from C.S. Lewis's The Four Loves, this performance embodies emotional storytelling. The dance gracefully weaves together the rich scores of renowned composers John Adams, Oliver Davis, and Ezio Bosso, creating a harmonious fusion of movement and music that will leave you spellbound.

A Harmonious Fusion of Movement and Art In Gospel Impressions, witness the synergy between dance and the profound artwork of Makoto Fujimura's The Four Holy Gospels. The dancers, accompanied by a stirring score from Rachmaninoff, bring these visual masterpieces to life through their graceful and expressive movements.