Reason for the season: BADA bring Christmas to the stage with ‘Unto Us A Son’

 By Kayla Kirkman
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts will perform "Unto Us A Son" at 7 p.m. Dec. 20-21, 2011, at McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus. / Patty Brothers, Special to the Times-News

ELON — “I want this to impact the audience’s life for the better,” Stephanie Daniel, a teenage dancer said of the Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts’ upcoming Christmas performance, “Unto Us a Son.”

The production is filled with elaborate and meaningful ballet dances, which include a real baby who will represent the baby Jesus.

“It’s so moving when the audience realizes it’s a real baby,” said director Patty Brothers, who is also hopeful that when the audience leaves the building after seeing this production, “it has put them into the Christmas spirit and the true meaning of Christmas. I hope that it puts in them a giving spirit because we have been given so much.”

The baby Jesus is played by Avery Carter, daughter of Kelly and Mitch Carter of Burlington. Kelly is an instructor at the Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts (BADA) and has been involved with the dance company since she was a little girl.

 

Much practice and hard work has been put into this splendid ballet performance, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at McCrary Theatre on the Elon University campus.

“It’s my favorite thing about Christmas.” Brothers said. Without a doubt, after seeing this ballet, the audience should put the touching and inspiring “Unto Us a Son” performance into that category as well.

  Kayla Kirkman is a home-schooled freshman and a Teens & Twenties writer.

 

 

 

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