Dance: A Sense of Ministry

A pair of clasped hands appeared from the wings, followed by the arms. Then the dancers were onstage, silhouetted against the dimly lit blue back drop. Gliding slowly upward across a ramp, they moved forward, swayed back, moved forward again. At last they reached the top and stood there as though gazing serenely at a sunlit land.

The starkly simple duet lasted only minutes, but to the mesmerized audience it seemed to have gone on for an enchanted eon. In a way, it had. For the couple onstage, last week's duet climaxed a full half-century of love and labor in...

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