I first attended a Revels performance when I was a young girl. It was in Cambridge, MA, and I loved it. I loved the music, poetry, costumes, and dance. I resolved that somehow, some day, I would get to be involved.

How happy I have been that there is a Revels organization here in Vermont. The girls have been involved in the Summer Solstice celebrations since they were young.

Here is Liz singing her heart out on the summer solstice as part of the Revels cast.

Here's Helen and a friend getting ready to perform a Morris Dance at Revels.

Here's Helen now.
She had planned to be part of the Morris dancing team on stage, but they had to cut the dance due to time considerations. She was disappointed, but found a way to still be involved. She's the assistant to the make-up designer and reigns over this massive make-up room that serves a cast of 70.

Being part of the crew has been a fantastic experience for Helen. She has learned so much about what it takes to put on a performance. She's had to interact with a lot of great adults and teens, including some folks she met while on tour in Canada this summer. She's had to use her French with the guest performers who don't speak English. How do you say "hold your breath" in French, anyway? She also still gets to be on stage to sing for a couple of key songs.

Here is a video about this year's Revels performance. Check out the make-up on the guest performers. My girl did that! We get to go tonight. What fun!

Tammy  – (December 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM)  

Congrats to you, Helen! How fun that you get to be a part of the production crew as well as still be on the stage. :)

Lisa  – (December 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM)  

This looks fantastic Sarah, where in Vermont is Revels?

Sarah  – (December 17, 2010 at 12:59 PM)  

It's actually held at Dartmouth in the Winter. Here's the url:

Dawn  – (December 17, 2010 at 2:27 PM)  

That looks like so much fun! Have a great time tonight!

greentaramama  – (December 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM)  

Hi Sarah! I just found your blog (and we seem to have some fellow online familiars.) We are Waldorf homeschoolers in the NEK soon to be in Topsham- are you at wellspring or UVWS? Our family business is
Nice to see you in cyberspace!

Lovely World  – (December 24, 2010 at 10:10 PM)  

How wonderful to be part of this! Merry Christmas to you all.

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