The Christmas Revels: Echoes of Thrace—Music, Dance and Drama of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey
Our 2013 Christmas Revels harkens back to ancient Thrace – legendary home of Orpheus. Amid a swirl of beautiful costumes, meet iconic folk characters including giant Bulgarian masked kukeri; the Thracian “Christmas camel”; and the kallikantzari, goblins who make trouble during the 12 days of Christmas and are vanquished on Epiphany. Celebrate with familiar Revels songs and sing-alongs, seasonal carols from Thrace and beyond, thrilling choral arrangements of ancient folk melodies, haunting Slavonic harmonies, fiery instrumentals and traditional dances, and a rollicking mummers’ play featuring folk characters from the region. Show Times: Saturday, December 7, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm (Accessibility Services) Friday, December 13, 7:30pm (Family Friday) Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 15, 1:00pm & 5:00pm Our cast of over 100 singers, dancers, instrumentalists and actors, ages 8-85, includes the Washington Revels Brass and an extraordinary array of folk artists from our featured cultures, including (traveling from Bulgaria), celebrated Thracian singer Tanya Dosseva and master kaval player Lyuben Dossev. Come join our villagers and receive the gifts of their cultures. This high-energy Christmas Revels is not to be missed!