Christian Ballet Company To Perform In Chapel

Feb. 18, 2003

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Ballet Magnificat! will perform excerpts from its full-length ballet productions for Baylor University students during Chapel at 10 and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Waco Hall.

Named for the Latin word for "to magnify him," professional dancer Kathy Thibodeaux founded the group to fulfill her dream of spreading the gospel through the arts. The traveling company strives to "restore dance of worship to the church and to disciple dancers to spread the gospel to all nations" by traveling to countries such as Greece, Belgium, Singapore and the Czech Republic.

Company members have classically trained at the nation's finest ballet academies, as well as the group's own facility. The Ballet Magnificat School of the Arts was opened in 1989 and trains more than 400 students each year in the art of dance and the importance of spiritual growth.

Chapel can be viewed live at www.baylor.edu/um . For more information on Chapel or Ballet Magnificat! contact the office of student ministries at 710-3517.

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