THE MOVING SPIRIT DANCERS will perform a sign language dance Saturday during the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick’s third annual “Twelfth Night Revels.”

THE MOVING SPIRIT DANCERS will perform a sign language dance Saturday during the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick’s third annual “Twelfth Night Revels.”

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Brunswick’s third annual “Twelfth Night Revels” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St.

“This family-friendly evening hosted by the Merrymeeting Singers and the Moving Spirit Dancers celebrates the traditions of Epiphany and 12th Night in song, dance and poetry,” a release announcing the show states.

The program includes sacred music, carols, Elizabethan madrigals and George Shearing’s lively jazz settings of Shakespeare’s songs, sung by the Merrymeeting Singers, directed by Larry Lemmel, with pianist Grace Lewis McLaren.

The Moving Spirit Dancers, a multi-generational dance company which has been in existence since 2004, will perform a dance based on American Sign Language, set to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ anthem, “Truth From Above.”

“Choreographer Peg Brightman finds the beauty of signing a wonderful way to lead into expressive dance,” the release states.

The dancers also will perform three new dances to music by Vivaldi, Billings and Vautor’s playful romp, “Mother I Will Have a Husband!”

Traditional Twelfth Night cakes will be served. The king and queen of Twelfth Night will be crowned, and other antics of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” will take place.

Advance tickets cost $10. Call 729-8515. Tickets at the door cost $12. Children younger than 12 get in free.

This is a benefit concert for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, which burned down this past summer.


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