“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1 v1-2
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning…. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness but the darkness has not overcome it.“ John 1 v1-5
The Holy Trinity dances the world into being as Father, Son and Holy Spirit work together to create light and life at the dawn of time. This meditation invites participants and audience to contemplate the beginning of our universe and to hear the echoes of God’s creative words speaking life and celebration to our hearts.
Genesis Echoes is a choral speaking drama created by Julie Jackson. Written for 4 groups of voices, it explores the relationship between the opening verses of Genesis and the opening verses of John’s Gospel.
In this one day Choral Speaking workshop, participants are invited to contemplate the scriptural words in Genesis Echoes through drama, movement, voice and silence. The rehearsal process becomes a prayerful meditation and can stand alone as a day of contemplation or culminate in your performance of Genesis Echoes for the rest of your church.
Recommended number of participants: 8 upwards. No previous experience necessary.