In the wake of the recent flooding affecting the area it can be easy to forget that Easter is right around the corner. The Louisiana Delta Ballet helps celebrate this holiday with the return of its show "Power and Grace" Saturday March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Howard Theater of the Monroe Civic Center.
The show returns after several years in part because of an what the company describes as an immense public outcry. Featuring selections of scripture readings, song, and dance the program tells the Easter story, and is intended to both inspire and uplift audience members.
"What a wonderful way for our community to come together this weekend and kind of put last weekend behind them -- just for a little while. Let LDB inspire you and uplift you," says Vice President of LDB Jeanine Patton.
The ballet company is dedicating the performance to the area's first responders as an acknowledgement of their dedication and hard work during last week's disastrous flooding. Many of the performers themselves are still displaced, but are determined to perform in the face of hardship.
"A lot of them [dancers] were displaced and a lot of them were affected by this flooding as well. We've missed some rehearsal time, but these kids are troopers. I mean, these are children -- young ladies, and young men that are living in hotels right now, but they are still committed to this. And we are committed to putting on this show. As they say, the show must go on," explains Patton.
The LDB closes out its season with the Saturday performance. Tickets can still be purchased at the Monroe Civic Center Box Office, or by visiting the Louisiana Delta Ballet's website.