A Virginia dance company is getting ready to perform a new ballet they hope will inspire faith in God and will discourage people from joining the occult.
CBN News reports that Arnora Hummel, who owns Masterworks Touring Company in Chesapeake, Virginia, said the Lord inspired her with the idea for the ballet.
"To tell you the truth, it just came to me within about an hour," she told CBN News. "He gave me the whole story and said this was to combat the enemy from pulling young people into the occult."
The ballet is called “Lily and the Gypsies.” Hummel explains the story it tells:
"The gypsy queen then convinces her (Lily) that her parents are dead and draws her into the occult and offers her a position, her position if she does certain things.”
"And then she realizes the truth and goes and saves her friend, and then sees her parents there, and they're united again," Hummel continues.
About 50 dancers and actors are involved in the production, and everyone is on board with Hummel’s vision.
"The main thing that I hope they take away is that no matter how far you've fallen and no matter how many paths you've taken, you can always get back to God's path," said Jessica Hartsfield, a Masterworks dancer who dances the part of Lily. "You can always come back."
Hummel added that she hopes the ballet reveals to audiences "That our God is all in all -- all powerful, all consuming.”
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Publication date: October 7, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.