The Pursuit of Truth Through Theatre: Matthew Davidson

The Pursuit of Truth Through Theatre: Matthew Davidson

In much the same way as Christianity, one of the primary focuses of Theatre–especially at Alamance Fine Arts Academy–is truth. John 16:13 says, “But when the spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.” John 8:32 says, “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” The implications of these promises of something true, purified, and distilled fulfilled in Christ Jesus through intentionally studying scripture mirrors my process of teaching and my students’ process of performing theatre at Alamance Fine Arts Academy.  A large swath of theatre in the 21st century has lost...

A Joyful Heart for Christmas: Cindy Fox

A Joyful Heart for Christmas: Cindy Fox

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of his servant, for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.” Luke 1:46-49 This passage is part of Mary’s “Magnificat,” her song of praise in response to the gift of her son, the Messiah. It is similar to Hannah’s song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10 – “My heart exults in the Lord…I rejoice in your salvation. There is none holy like the Lord; for there is none besides you; there is no...

Hallelujah Here Below: The testimony of AFAA alumni and Ballet Magnificat Trainee Joy Tripp

Hallelujah Here Below: The testimony of AFAA alumni and Ballet Magnificat Trainee Joy Tripp

My name is Joy Tripp and I am eighteen years old. I am in my twelfth year of dancing and this is my first year of being in Ballet Magnificat’s Trainee Program. Ballet Magnificat is a professional Christian ballet company with the desire to  “…equip the trainees technically and artistically to bring God glory both on and off the stage.” It was never my dream to pursue ballet at a professional level after high school. But roughly a year ago, the Lord placed the desire in my heart to pursue ballet when I went to Ballet Magnificat’s summer dance intensive....

Eyes of an Artist

Eyes of an Artist

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  (Genesis 1:27) We are created in the image of our creative God.  As His image bearers we have the capacity to emulate and translate the beauty and emotion in and around us. Visual artists have the opportunity to capture a fleeting moment in time and communicate it to all who see their work. Sometimes centuries after they have left this world their art remains; a token of a God-given gift, a silent monument marking the commonality of mankind....

AFAA Summer Workshops: Student Testimonial

AFAA Summer Workshops: Student Testimonial

My name is Maura Auman and last summer I attended a dance camp through Alamance Fine Arts Academy Summer Workshops! I was so happy that I went. I made so many new friends and it made me a better dancer and person. I definitely recommend this camp to everyone who is interested in dance or just wants to have a little fun over the summer! Before the camp started that morning I was super nervous. I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make new friends or that the teachers may be mean or that I wasn’t going to...

How the Arts Serve to Remember: Harriet Tubman

How the Arts Serve to Remember: Harriet Tubman

“Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,” Isaiah 46:9 ESV Have you ever been in a low place; a season where things seem to just be going wrong? Oftentimes, one of the ways we can pull ourselves up out of the pit is to remember; we remember that there have been good times before and we take heart that there will be more good times ahead. The memory of blessings in our past gives us hope of blessings to come in our future....