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Ballet Magnificat! to perform in Pagosa Springs

By Since it’s creation in 1986, Ballet Magnificat! has earned a reputation for excellence.

Under the direction of founder and artistic director Kathy Thibodeaux, silver medalist at the 1982 USA International Ballet Competition, Ballet Magnificat!’s two professional companies present artistic excellence rivaling any other dance company in the world.  Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., the companies perform more than 200 times annually throughout the world.  

 Witness the inspirational ballet that has toured three continents — “Hiding Place,” a ballet inspired by the true story of Corrie ten Boom during the Holocaust of the 1940s.  Hope in the face of suffering.  Bravery in the midst of despair. 

Choreographer/artistic director Jiri Sebastian Voborsky’s “Hiding Place” follows the struggle of two sisters, Corrie and Betsie ten Boom, as they help their lifelong Jewish neighbors and friends find security in a small hiding place built in the wall of their home, only to be discovered and transported to the concentration camp, Ravensbruck, to face struggles far exceeding their wildest imagination. 

Premiered in 2006, “Hiding Place” has been performed across the country and internationally, including performances in Israel before Holocaust survivors, in front of the very Polish gates through which the Germans invaded Europe to initiate WW II, and the National Theater in Tegucigalpa, Honduras — receiving an award from the Minister of Culture.

You will not want to miss Ballet Magnificat! Omega performing Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium.  Call the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce at 264-2360 for ticket information.  Or purchase tickets online at http://springstheatrecompany.org/.