Unity Dance Troupe to present “Dreamer: A Story from the Diary of Joseph”
The Unity Dance Troupe is preparing to premier its newest production, “Dreamer: A Story of Trust and Forgiveness Told from the Diary of Joseph,” at Lee University’s Dixon Center on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30.
Saturday and Sunday performances will be at both 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., also in Dixon.
“Dreamer” tells the story of Joseph, the boy with the coat of many colors, from the perspective of his diary. Alexis, Unity’s owner and director, will play the diary of Joseph, giving the audience a unique perspective on the well known story.
All local performances of “Dreamer” are free to the public, and there are no tickets required. The Dixon Center doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance time.
“It’s really about Joseph’s journey of discovering the reality of God,” Katherine Griesemer, troupe member, said. “It is all about how you trust this God you cannot see.”
Today, the Unity Dance Troupe includes 90 members, both from Lee and the surrounding community.
“It’s very different from ‘The Veil,’” said Rachel Boozer. “It is a much heavier show and touches a lot of emotions and hurt that people have experienced in their own relationships with God. We are going to have our audience in a really raw place.”
The story will be told in a professional-level production with 92 original costumes.
Unity Dance Troupe is an independent dance company and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The troupe now has its own studio, located at 168 Old Mouse Creek Road N.W.
On top of putting on productions like “The Veil” and “Dreamer,” Unity also offers a number of dance classes, everything from ballet to hip-hop.
The Unity Dance Troupe was founded in 2010 by Alexis Burleson while she was a student at Lee University. Over the years the group grew and produced their first production, “The Veil,” which was first performed for students at Lee.
For more information, visit http://www.unitydancetroupe.com or search for “Unity Dance Troupe” on Facebook.