Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dual Dynamic Dance Demonstrations

Dual Dynamic Dance Demonstrations

October 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

 Here are the links for live concert dance videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwLKACz1YZA   for “Peter the Rock”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjfxD5yTt4  for “Love’s Beginning”

One thing we haven’t posted to date on our site is an example of live dance in concert.  Well, thanks to Dave Bourque, not only are we doing that, but we are putting on TWO at once!  These are taken from Mary Gillis’ production of the 2004 Sheepgate Reunion Concert, as were “Roll the Rock Over” and “Parable of the Talents”.  There were so many dances we used to do.  My master list shows 22 original songs that had dances, not to mention so many others that weren’t original, like “The Penitential Dance” or “I Love You, Lord”.

“Love’s Beginning” is Mike’s song and we already have that beautiful multi-track on here, but this dance evolved fairly soon after we started performing it, as I recall.  It really is quite wonderful, don’t you think?  I think the ‘team’ feel of it is what makes it so wonderful.  The personnel of the dancers varied from decade to decade, but I’m glad this version has the best of old and new.  (It should be noted that several of the dancers and their own daughters have pursued ballet and other dance on their own.)  Here we have LW originals Kathy Bourque, Joyce Drahos and Anne-Marie Loell and Kathy’s daughter, Jackie – what a team!!  Jackie just said that she learned it the week before the concert – we couldn’t tell, Jackie!  You may also notice a great guest solo by Joe Prunera who now plays in a metal band out in Arizona.

“Peter the Rock” is the song I wrote for John Paul II.  The version I sent to him is also already posted on here, plus a photo montage I created, but it has upset me that we didn’t have video of the beautiful dance Joyce Drahos created for this song.  Joyce, Kathy and Jackie once again perform and I find the portrayal of ‘Jesus’, ‘Peter’ and us the ‘lambs’ visually powerful in conveying the message in the song, that he is praying for all of us who have come to believe through Peter, the Apostles and their successors.

Let these two examples stand as a grateful testament to all of the prayerful dancing done throughout the years of the Living Water ministry!