Monday, July 21, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Ballet Magnificat Presents The Scarlet Cord On Sept. 16 at Arts Centre



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 July 21, 2008


Magnificat Ballet Presents The Scarlet Cord at Arts Centre on Sept. 16


     One of the most sublime portions of Holy Writ is Mary's adoration, "My soul magnifies the Lord".  The Latin translation begins with the verb, "magnificat", so that this prayer is often refered to as the "Magnificat".  Thus we are not surprised to learn that the purpose of the Magnificat Ballet company is to magnify the Lord through their performances.


     There will be an opportunity to see how they go about doing this when they come to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County on September 16.  The name of the work they will perform, The Scarlet Cord, also comes from Scripture:  Joshua told Rahab to place a scarlet cord in the window of her house to prevent her household from being killed.  The performance will begin at 7:00 PM.


     Their website,, provides the following info and pictures of this remarkable ballet:


Inspired and loosely based on the Biblical account of Rahab, the ballet is set against the gray background of the communist Soviet Union. This newest Ballet Magnificat! production depicts the story of Rahab the harlot, party official Vladimir Ivanovich, and the undercover missionaries Aaron and Anna Grimes, as well as those pressed down by the iron fist of the Soviet government. This tale of betrayal, love, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice paints a portrait of an offering brought before our amazing Savior. Come witness this moving drama of a revolution – a human heart turning to the ultimate truth, Jesus Christ.

Choreographer: Jiri Sebastian Voborsky


 Infomation on tickets is available at the Arts Centre by calling 770-254-2787.





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