Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Easter Dance Drama in the Making

A special project is in the works at the children's home where I minister in Bali. I am working with some of the teens to prepare a dance/drama that is suitable for use in churches at any time, but especially around Easter.
The King and His Beloved

 This particular dance/drama was first performed about eight years ago by teens who are now grown and on their own. A couple musicians came up with original music to fit the action of the scenes. Parts of it brought tears to the eyes of some of the viewers. Based on that, I believe this had the impact we hoped for.


This dance/drama is an allegory of the redemption story. 
The Enemy captures the Beloved after enticing her away from the King.
You have a King. 
You have His Beloved. 
You have an Enemy. 
The Enemy entices the Beloved away from the King. 
The King battles the Enemy, giving of Himself voluntarily to set His Beloved free.

The King battles the Enemy.

I am in process of preparing an ebook to tell the story which, by the way, is NOT intended to be read during the dance/drama. The ebook will also contain the Scriptures that are relevant to the story, and notes to help other teams use this dance/drama to share the redemption story in a powerful way.

The King takes on himself the chain from his Beloved and gives His life for her.

I know at this season, churches and youth groups may be looking for something special to do as we celebrate Good Friday and Easter this year. If this sounds interesting to you, look for the ebook on Amazon later this week. 
Relationship restored.
I will most likely give it the title "The Beloved and the King", but you could also find it by typing in my name. I'll post again when it is available.

For now...I need to get back to editing.


  1. Cool stuff, you're so multitalented in your writing styles.
    About the title, have you thought about putting the King first (not as a masculine thing) it just sounds a lot like Anna and the King (or maybe I'm just thinking that because the your great pictures just remind me of that play). I don't know, maybe I'm just being a typical American lumping one story about that area of the world into another. Sorry, ignore me. Keep up the good work.

    1. That is actually a very good point, Chris. I hadn't even thought of that. The more I think about it, the more I realize I need a totally different name. Even switching the order to "The King and His Beloved" seems kind of lame. If you )or anyone else)has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


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