The Christmas Revels: A Nordic Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Presented at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth
December 14-17, 2017
As the winter solstice brings with it long nights of frosty breath and nose-nipping cold, gather with us before a warming hearth as we weave a tale of adventure, enchantment, and self-discovery.
When a young girl goes in search of her Nordic heritage, she is drawn into the mystical and fantastical stories of her father’s Finnish homeland, as well as the masterful craftsmanship of her mother’s Scandinavian musical and dance traditions. As we are swept along on her journey through epic folklore, alongside heroes and magical creatures, and across the vast and vibrant landscape of the Nordic region, we come to realize–as does she–that the threads that connect us to our past become the fabric upon which we stitch all that we could ever want to be.
The Christmas Revels is the Upper Valley’s most enduring holiday tradition, with every year bringing with it a once-in-a-lifetime performance sure to get audiences singing along and dancing in the aisles! This year, we’ll be bringing a little extra hygge (Nordic coziness) to the stage, as we brighten up the dark solstice nights with music, dance, laughter…and you!
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