Looking Back At 1997
A CELEBRATION of the WINTER SOLSTICE
with TRADITIONAL and RITUAL
CAROLS, PROCESSIONALS and DRAMA
conceived and directed by music director
& members of Triveni Dance
Tom Pixton and The New England
El Arte Flamenco
BY MEMBERS OF
Pinewoods Morris Men &
Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble
The Revels Chorus
The Romany Children
The Lord of the Dance
Sanders TheatreMemorial Hall, Harvard University
Cambridge, at the Intersection
of Kirkland and Quincy Streets
on the north side of Harvard yard.
The nearest subway stop is Harvard Square, on the Red Line
Cambridge's annual celebration of the Winter Solstice returned to
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts,
for 16 performances celebrating Romany Gypsy culture,
December 12-14, 18-21, 26-28, 1997
The Christmas Revels, a holiday tradition for 27 years, features traditional music, dance, drama and rituals from around the world. Combining professional musicians, actors and tradition bearers with a volunteer chorus of adults and children, the 1997 Christmas Revels explored the mysterious and fascinating culture of the Romany Gypsies, following these nomadic people from their origins in Northern India to their travels through Eastern Europe to England and France and ultimately, to Andalusia in Spain.
The scope of the 1997 Christmas Revels was broad and included spectacular stories, music and dance from a variety of sources. Heading a cast of more than 80 performers was master storyteller Jay O'Callahan as "Old Rom", a mysterious but respected elder who knows the old tales which link Travelers from all times and places. Other performing artists included The New England Romanian Ensemble. Neena Gulati and members of the traditional Indian dance company Triveni Dance, Roberto Rios and El Arte Flamenco, the fifty-member Revels Chorus, The Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble and members of the Pinewoods Morris Men.
You can call, write or E-Mail us to get on the mailing list for next year...tickets go on sale in October.
Christmas Revels productions are presented annually in ten cities across the country: Cambridge, Massachusets; Hanover, New Hampshire; New York City; Media, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Houston, Texas; Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Oakland, California; and, beginning in 1997, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Christmas Revels is supported, in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
|Official Revels, Inc. Site|
|The 2005 Christmas Revels|
|The 2000 Christmas Revels||2001 Spring Revels|
|The 1999 Christmas Revels||2000 Spring Revels|
|The 1998 Christmas Revels||1999 Sea Revels|
|The 1997 Christmas Revels||1998 Sea Revels|
|The 1996 Christmas Revels||1997 Midsummer Revels|
|The 1995 Christmas Revels||1996 Midsummer Revels|
christmas97 Since March 30, 1997