Based on the book of Genesis, this beloved poem by African-American poet James Weldon Johnson comes to life with fresh, bold imagery through the vocal and dance interpretation of Betsey Beckman.
The Dancing Word offers a unique hybrid of storytelling and dance created by Betsey Beckman, one of the finest liturgical dancers in North America. Here is the Bible - and two of its most important women -- Miriam and Mary -- made powerfully present with an expressive artistry to charge the imagination, soften the heart, and fire the soul with love.
Dancer Riley Adams is faced with he greatest setback of her life after a terrible accident, yet Riley clings to her faith, determined to recover in time for the national competition. Through equine therapy, she develops a special bond with a mare named Grace, and a most unexpected burgeoning romance as well.