This October, Ballet 5:8 will be visiting Spring Hill in Evart, Michigan for their Fall Women's Retreat. During the retreat, Ballet 5:8 will be performing As We Pray, a contemporary ballet based on the words of the Lord's Prayer.
As We Pray is a contemporary ballet inspired by our human need – seemingly rooted in the very the depths of our souls – to reach up and be in communication with God. In the ballet, the choreography of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager takes us through living, moving, emotion-filled pictures of many different kinds prayer.
The centerpiece of As We Pray is a song by Shane & Shane that weaves The Lord’s Prayer, the prayer Jesus’ instructs his disciples to use as a basis for all their prayer, into music and song. From that basis, the ballet explores prayers of thanksgiving and praise, prayer motivated out of difficulty and sorrow, and much more. Brought to life by the acoustic sounds of Shane & Shane and All Sons and Daughters, As We Pray is a call to the Christian community toward a deeper prayer life where prayer without ceasing, day in and day out, is a crucial part of each individual’s and each church’s walk with Christ.
This performance is hosted by Spring Hill Women's Retreats and is open to registered retreat attendees only. Please visit Spring Hill's website for more information about the retreat, which features keynote speakers Kelly Minter and Allana Story! Learn More or call 231.734.2616 for information and registration.