Ballet thrills, inspires

“Beautiful”, “Wonderful evening”,
“Powerful”, “Inspiring message”, “a truly captivating story about hope”, these
were some of the comments heard as people left performances by Ballet Magnificat
last weekend at the Cayman Islands Baptist Church in Savannah.

Over 1,300 people experienced the
show over its three-night run, said organisers.

 “We… were thrilled to have a full house
every night.  It was truly an amazing
worship experience”, said Pastor Randy Von Kanel of the Cayman Islands Baptist
Church, who brought bring the group to the island.

Each evening’s performance was
opened with a dance from Caymanian dancer Schwannah
McCarthy and her dance partner from the United States, Darrell Cleveland. Their
inspiring dance, titled The Journey served as a beautiful beginning each night.

performance by Ballet Magnificat of The Scarlet Cord told the story of a woman
named Rahab in Communist Soviet Union who experiences betrayal and eventually
reaches a point where life has no meaning. Then through witnessing
missionaries, their underground church and unwavering faith she finds herself
believing that the power of Jesus Christ’s love is like a firm cord, stained by
the blood of his sacrifice, which will never break, The Scarlet Cord.

While in Cayman, Ballet Magnificat
also did performances and interaction with the schools and workshops through
the local dance schools.  Over 450
primary school students, 150 High School students and 40 dance students were
treated to the groups amazing talent and powerful Christian message.

both the dance company and the school feature an ensemble of professional dancers
and teachers from around the world who share Kathy’s vision.


The Ballet Magnificat dancers were powerful and poised.
Photo: Courtney Platt