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‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ Nov. 19

The James Sewell Ballet will perform "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Hall Auditorium.

The James Sewell Ballet company was established in New York in 1990 and moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1993. The company has a mission to broaden audience access to dance and to advance the art form. The company has toured more than 40 Minnesota communities, 22 states and Bermuda twice.

"Amahl" was written by Gian Carlo Menotti for NBC as the first television opera and was first broadcast in 1951. It tells the story of Amahl and his encounter with three visitors who seek lodging at his home during their star-led journey. The James Sewell Ballet’s interpretation of this rich holiday treasure uses several movement styles, including the visual/gestural style of American Sign Language.

The performance is part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series and sponsored by Beth Swailes and the Ohio Arts Council.

Tickets are $8 for students and youth, $10 for senior citizens and $12 for other adults. For tickets, call the box office, 9-3200.

Date Published: 11/14/2002
Volume: 22   Number: 16


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