Winning Back My Beloved
by Julie Merrin
This is a love story. You have a King. You have his Beloved. You have an Enemy. The Enemy entices the Beloved away from the King. The King will do anything, even sacrifice himself, to win her back.
This story of redemption is intended to be performed as a dance/drama. It is especially poignant and applicable near Easter, but can be used any time of the year. It can be adapted to varying cultures.
The written story is NOT intended to be used as a narration during the performance. Instead, allow the dancers' movements to communicate the story.
A number of helps are provided to assist in putting together an effective performance. These include a list of Scriptures that relate to the message of the dance. Also included are suggestions for specific actions that probably need to be carefully times to go along with the music.
Speaking of music...any genre can be used. The first time I worked with a group on this dance, we had musicians who were able to create their own music. The second, we did not have musicians with that ability, so I created a soundtrack from six different classical pieces.
By changing the music, costumes, weapons, and so forth, this dance can be adapted to the culture of the dancers and audience.
I hope you will enjoy "Winning Back My Beloved", and that your performance will bless those who experience it with a fresh realization of the depth of our King's love for us.
I hope that
- Julie Merrin, February 2013
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