Shades of Refrain is a modern day plunge into the deep end of human emotion. It peels back the layers of disguise and masquerade to reveal the naked human heart.

It is a series of heart cries from the created to the Creator. Some are cries of joy and elation while others are moans of despair when words can only belittle the emotion. The ballet unwraps the human heart and the poetry of our most intimate moments. It’s the melody that underscores our human existence and our search for meaning, finding the answer in communion with the Creator. This is a 21st century interpretation of the centuries old book of Psalms.

Premiere: October, 2016
Choreography: Julianna Slager

Costumes: Lorianne Barclay