The Quest of the Designer is a dance is the dance department’s spring performance.
“This is the story of the Great Designer and His interaction with the masterpiece of His creation as He combats the Destroyer and captivates followers for His unending and everlasting realm”
I had the privilege to watch it today, 1.5 hours ago.
It was, without any doubt, the best dance performance I have ever seen. Why? Because it moved me more than any other performance I have seen.
The show consists of six different scenes.
1. The Majestic Designer Exists.
2. Creating His Masterpiece
3. Journey Among the Workforce
4. Encountering the Impoverished
5. Circus of Sin
6. The Followers Enter the Designer’s Realm.
The show reveals reality as it really is. It starts off by showing us the great Creation, and also the fall of angels with Satan (the Destroyer) in the lead. We witness a battle between the good and the evil; between the Designer and the Destroyer.
The battle is much like the battle that takes place every day; it seems like the Destroyer is winning, but the Designer will ultimately defeat all evil without being challenged at all.
My favorite scenes are the fourth and the fifth ones.
We see in scene four how God comes to His people, to the impoverished. They all draw near to Him and they have an opportunity for a rich, eternal, and joyful life. However, they walk astray as soon as He leaves. The Destroyer shows up, and almost all of them decide to follow them; He snatches the seed from their heart. It made my eyes tear up. It is such a powerful and accurate analogy of everyday life.
The few believers continue to the next seen, the Circus of Sin. They all watch this scene that is full of sin, and it does look tempting. Several of the believers are tempted. The others try to hold their friends back; they try to save their friends from walking astray. Unfortunately, a few decide to leave the communion of God; they decide to worship the created rather than the Creator. This, yet again, shows us the daily struggle of a Christian. I also believe it reveals to us the need for a brother or sister in Christ to hold us accountable so that we may not fall into sin.
Now, the performance is so much more than I have described here. The scenes I described are the ones that made my eyes tear up, my heart beat faster, and chills go through my body. They were the scenes that reminded me of where we all are today. But we have to keep in mind that there would be no hope if there was no sixth scene. Praise be to God that there will be that day when
“the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces” (Isaiah 25:8)
“death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
and God will
“create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.” (Isaiah 65:17-18)