Written by Sherry
Monday, 02 April 2007 09:28
This is different. They're hot, they're Catholic, and they are taking back the culture.
Take a look at the St. Michael's Warriors dance company.
From their website:
"Saint Michael's Warriors is a red-hot dance company, burning with the creative fire of Christ's love. The teachings of Christ are the message and dance is the medium. Turning on its head the modern dance culture of the vulgar and the violent, Saint Michael's Warriors spearheads a renewal to jolt the MTV generation back to God.
Dancing original works and the best of established dance art, Saint Michael's dancers spark the stage as witnesses to Christ. Through their movements and the whole of their performances, dancers manifest the joy that is part of prayer, the sacraments and a life joined with God."
SMW are New York based and have performed for Catholic Underground sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. They have performances scheduled around the wider New York area in 2007.
My favorite has to be this:
Sunday January 21st, 7pm
Hopewell Reformed Church Youth Night
Full evening engagement with Rabelz and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
This is a kind of ecumenism I 'd like to see more of.
hat tip commenter Pete Ascosi, whose sister dances with St. Michael's Warriors: