'Carols in Color' Dec. 5-6 continues holiday tradition
Vol. 17, No. 13Dec. 4, 1997

'Carols in Color' Dec. 5-6 continues holiday tradition

Carols in Color," a holiday dance musical celebration featuring the Eleone Dance Theatre of Philadelphia, will be presented at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6.

A program for school children will be presented at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5. Performances will take place in Mitchell Hall.

The popular presentation is a holiday tradition at the University. Based on Black Nativity by Langston Hughes and Vinette Carrol's musical adaptation by the same name, "Carols in Color" combines music and drama with dance and features a quintet and four soloists in addition to the dancers.

Presented annually in Philadelphia as an alternative to the traditional Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol, the cross-cultural, nondenominational celebration brings audience members to their feet regardless of religion or cultural background.

A reviewer in Dance Magazine wrote of the performance, "Throughout a joyfully liturgical tone is maintained, aided by a reading of the story of Jesus' birth in the New Testament...[the] choreography shows off the dancers and their youthful virtuosity exudes passion, conviction and humility.... [The directors] merge sacred and secular, pop and concert genres with taste and grace."

Tickets are $15 for the general public, with a 20 percent discount for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets for UD faculty, staff and senior citizens are $12.

Student tickets are $7, with a 20 percent discount for groups of 10 or more students for the special school performance only. All tickets are $20 at the door.

For ticket information call UD1-HENS, 831-2991 or 652-0101.

Tickets may be purchased at the Bob Carpenter Center and Trabant University Center box offices, the Christina Cultural Arts Center in Wilmington or through Ticketmaster (a service charge may apply) by calling 984-2000.