ARK, an original contemporary ballet exploring the remarkable Biblical story of Noah’s Ark from the perspective of the animals. ARK features special guest artists, Patrick Johnson and Walker Wilson on March 8 & 9, 2019 at The DeVos Center for Arts and Worship at Grand Rapids Christian High School. Expert lighting, set design and creative costumes transform this beloved Bible story into a spectacular theatrical event.
Experience a fresh outlook into a familiar story as the animals are separated from their families, gathered in a strange place and told to board an unknown vessel. A great storm eradicates their world, destroying everything familiar and loved but God reveals Himself in a remARKable way. “The water reminds us that through Christ we are made new and reflects the love God has for each of us,” describes Co-Director Mary Jo Priest.
ARK is being restaged by Co-Directors Tassia Johnson and Mary Jo Priest utilizing the choreography of Hannah Sullivan, Sarah Powell and Emma Longworth. Tassia and Mary Jo currently teach dance at HIS Dance Academy. Tassia became a soloist with the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem and has toured the world performing original works by many notable choreographers. Mary Jo is a graduate of GVSU’s dance program and was a member of local modern dance collective, DITA. Their unique experiences combine to create a ballet with strong technique and creative choreography that all ages will enjoy.
Adult - $15
Seniors - $12
Students - $10
Group (12 or more ONLY) - $10
HIS Level A & B Ballet students interested in becoming an "extra" in this year's production register HERE