Lee Welcomes Unity Dance Troupe For Celebration Performance

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - by Cana Cooper, Lee University

Lee University will welcome the Unity Dance Troupe for its performance of “The Veil: Story of Creation” on Feb. 22-23 in the Conn Center.

Unity was founded in 2010 by Lee alumna Alexis Burleson as a performing arts touring company and discipleship program. Unity’s performances this weekend will be a celebration of its 10th anniversary, in addition to sharing a message about God through dance.

“Unity's productions have been seen by over 75,000 people around the world, but we are always excited to share our productions in our hometown of Cleveland and with the Lee community,” said Katherine Griesemer, assistant director of Unity. “Lee University is where Unity began, so it will always hold a special place in who we are. We are excited to share ‘The Veil’ with returning audience members, as well as students who are new to campus or have not yet seen it. ‘The Veil’ has had a big impact on the Lee community and has drawn many students to join the troupe after seeing the production.”

“The Veil” is a production about creation that shows God as an intimate, joyful Creator, who takes pleasure in His creation of the world, and most of all his delight in forming man in His own image and the lengths He will go in order to show man the unending nature of His redeeming love.

“This year is actually my first year performing in ‘The Veil,’ and it has been an eye-opening experience for me when it comes to the love of God,” said Hannah Broome, Unity dancer and Lee sophomore education major. “The whole premise of the show is that ‘God tore the veil to put us back together.’”

Unity has four productions that explore themes from creation to the heart of God. The group has traveled internationally to Colombia and Belgium. It is also a dance studio that offers classes ranging from beginner to advanced. The studio teaches all style of dance including ballet, lyrical, modern, and acro dance, among others.

“‘The Veil,’ or any performance with Unity, isn’t just a performance to me, it’s an act of worship, thanking the Lord for what He did for me,” said Ms. Broome. “I adore my troupe, and the honor of getting to worship with them has been the greatest blessing of my being in college.”

On Saturday and Sunday, the performance will be at 2 p.m. with an additional performance Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at https://www.showclix.com/event/the-veil-story-of-creation

Unity recommends this performance for all ages.

For more information about the performance or the troupe, visit https://www.unitydancetroupe.com/.

 


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