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Into the Light 12/10/2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022 ($15) 75min each 2PM and 4PM .

*The 4pm performance will also be live streamed (No ticket purchase necessary —Donations welcome. Livestream link will be made available on Dec 10. Snow date: Sunday, December 11th, 10:00am & 12pm.

Into the Light is a Holiday Spectacular presented by The Vanaver Caravan and Arm of the Sea Puppet Theater. It is a magical, multicultural pageant that has thrilled audiences of all ages with live music, puppetry, storytelling, and dances from all over the world. The story takes place in a Northern country where young Lucia loses her inner light as the sun’s light diminishes, and is guided through the world’s communities to see how light is kept glowing through the darkest part of the year.

Into the Light: Holiday Spectacular

Join The Vanaver Caravan and their entire Dance Institute for their full Holiday Spectacular, Into the Light.

Feature Performances:
Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM

Snow Date: Sunday December 11th, 10:30 & 12:00pm

Tickets: $15 (all ages, general admission)

Into the Light  is a Holiday Spectacular presented by The Vanaver Caravan and Arm of the Sea Puppet Theatre. It is a magical, multicultural pageant that has thrilled audiences of all ages with live music, puppetry, storytelling, and dances from all over the world. The story takes place in a Northern country where young Lucia loses her inner light as the sun’s light diminishes, and is guided through the world’s communities to see how light is kept glowing through the darkest part of the year.

The performance celebrates many of the world’s traditions for bringing light, joy and beauty into the darkest part of the year. Through dance and music Into the Light honors such holidays as Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Winter Solstice, Sankta Lucia (Sweden), and Diwali (India).

EVENT DETAILS
The Vanaver Caravan & Arm-of-the-Sea Theater ushers in the holiday season with colorful pageantry and spirit-raising cheer for all ages!
General Admission for all ages: $15 (+a $2.72 nonrefundable Eventbrite fee)
Saturday December 10th at the Rosendale Theatre. This 75 minute performance will be presented at 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm* (Snow date: Sunday, December 11th, 10:00am & 12pm)
*The 4pm performance will also be live streamed (No ticket purchase necessary — Donations welcome). Livestream link will be made available on Dec 10
ROSENDALE THEATRE & VANAVER CARAVAN COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
-Although NYS vaccination policy has been relaxed, please consider the welfare of other patrons.
-Masks are no longer required but for the safety of their staff and volunteers, they are highly recommended.
-Please do not attend if feeling unwell or if you (or anyone in your pod) has been exposed to someone presumed or confirmed to have a positive case
LOCATION
Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:
“It’s not often that a holiday show can rival the splendor and enchantment of “The Nutcracker.” But … The Vanaver Caravan and Arm-of-the-Sea Theater [have produced] a fanciful, multicultural dance, music, and theater spectacular that has become a Hudson Valley holiday tradition with a staying power all its own.”
— Chronogram Magazine
This family friendly children’s performance wraps up all the magic of Arm of the Sea Theater’s giant puppets into the celebratory vision of The Vanaver Caravan’s world dance repertoire. Into the Light raises our spirits and awareness for cultural traditions, using the winter holiday season as common ground.
Into the Light first premiered in 2005, and has since become a beacon of holiday hope and cheer in the Hudson Valley. Conceived by Patrick Wadden, Livia Vanaver, Miranda Way (nee: ten Broeke) and Isabel Cottingham, the fairytale-like story follows a young girl as she struggles to find joy and hope in a winter with no sunlight.
As she grows up, Lucia leaves her sunny village and journeys into the cold, haunted forests of the winter star. In her darkest moment, she is helped by a kind old Bear, who guides Lucia around the world–to see how people, everywhere, keep the light of hope alive in the cold months of winter.
The performance celebrates many of the world’s traditions for bringing light, joy and beauty into the darkest part of the year. Through dance and music Into the Light honors such holidays as Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Yule, Winter Solstice, Sankta Lucia (Sweden), and Diwali (India).
LEARN MORE
For more information about The Vanaver Caravan, visit www.vanavercaravan.org
For more information about the venue, visit www.rosendaletheatre.org
For more information about Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre, visit www.armofthesea.org
This production of Into the Light is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.