Mary, A Holiday Dansical Returns
Black Girls Dance®, which empowers young women of color to pursue professional dance, presents Mary, A Holiday Dansical, choreographed, written, and directed by Founder Erin Barnett. Mary returns for one night only Sunday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.
Mary, A Holiday Dansical is a modern twist on the traditional Black Nativity told through ballet, hip hop, tap, and contemporary dance. The first act focuses on the struggles of a typical teenage girl searching for her purpose in life. She is visited by an angel (ballerina) and learns she will conceive and bring forth a child who will be the Savior. Mary turns to her mother and close circle of friends for support, similar to today’s teenagers. The second half includes Christmas songs such as “Mary, Did You Know’” and holiday favorites like “Joy to the World.”
The cast of 18 dancer-actors and 11 Junior Ensemble members includes Emani Drake, a Princess Grace Foundation Honoraria Awardee, as Prophet Tina, and Makeba Malik returning as Joseph, both appearing courtesy of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater.
Mary, A Holiday Dansical takes place on Sunday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children younger than 12 and are available at ticketfalcon.com/e/mary2023/.
For more information, visit blackgirlsdance.org.