We were made by God to be creators, after his own image. Using the raw materials of the world he created - earth, body, language, sound, and more - we examine and express our experience. Despite our tendency to make idols of the things we care about, including our art, God reconciles all things through the person and work of Jesus. He calls reborn artists to join him in building his kingdom through creative work!
Art engages our imaginations, exposes us to new ideas, and allows us to experience life more fully. God created art and uses it to teach us about Him, our own hearts, and our world. As lovers of art and artists we are moved into new understandings, emotions, and relationships that allow us to engage with our culture. As patrons (advocates) we can support artists and encourage the creation of art that renews our culture!
Redeemer’s Dance Industry Vocation group has been a source of community, networking, dance theology and collaboration since 2006. This monthly gathering of dancers served as the birthplace for the Perichoresis Dance Project, a dance company showcasing new works by Redeemer choreographers. We engage in dialogue with dancers, choreographers and dance administrators working in companies all over the city including American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The group has also enjoyed partnerships with Project Dance and Coriolis Dance.
Jennifer Jenkins, Kunle Oladehin, Andrew Nemr
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