Partner Spotlight: Revels

The Children’s Music Network is honored and grateful for the support of our wonderful Business Sponsors and Non-Profit Partners. This series is meant to shed a little more light on what they do.

River Sing Parade
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1. What is your mission?

Revels engages today’s audiences in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life.

2. How do you apply it practically?

We do this though our year-round programming and educational workshops.  Revels is best known for The Christmas Revels, an annual celebration of the winter solstice which each year is infused with traditional music, dance, songs and rituals from a particular world culture.  The performances are held at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. Last year The Christmas Revels traveled to Northern Spain.  This year’s Christmas Revels will take us to Victorian England.   Revels is also about community, and one of our most impactful annual events is Revels RiverSing, a family-friendly autumnal equinox celebration held along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge. Audience participation plays a great role in all of our events, and with it, community-building happens naturally.

3. Why did you choose to partner with CMN?

We chose to partner with CMN because of the wonderful opportunities to share with and learn from other Cambridge-based arts organizations.  While our offices are in Watertown and we offer programs throughout Massachusetts, the majority of our audiences come to Cambridge to help us celebrate and to be partners in our cultural explorations.

4. What song from your own childhood do you still sing regularly?

Anything by the Beatles!

5. What is your official dance move?

It would have to be a tie between a Morris dance jig (get out your hankies) or a traditional Breton dance move, “the Pinky Swing”.

 

To learn more about Revels, click here.