Saturday, April 4, 2009

Lynn Teens Build Bridges through Music

From the city of Lynn to the stage at Gordon College, five teenagers came to perform during chapel. The group, named Building Bridges through Music, combines dance, song, drama and multimedia production to bring people together across racial and ethnic lines.

The show, titled Illumination from the Mountaintop, was composed by John DiTomaso and directed by Doreen Murray. The show is designed to help people remember the Civil Rights Movement by tracing experiences of segregation, its effect, and the sacrifices made by people such as Dr. King and Malcolm X along the way.

“This musical has been created to place our attention on what we can and must do to make their words and example of personal sacrifice come alive again,” said DiTomaso. The Lynn teenagers received a standing ovation for their talented performance.

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