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WCC DANCE DRAMA "PEACE TO THE CITY" GOES ON TOUR FOR
Sponsoring the troupe is a WCC network called "Peace to the City". It was formed during a campaign that began in 1997. In that year, peace initiatives in seven cities - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Boston, USA; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Durban, South Africa; Kingston, Jamaica, and Suva, Fiji - joined together. The cities were all highlighting creative, community-based models for reducing conflict and violence and building bridges of reconciliation between people and groups.
In Hanover, "Peace to the City" will tell the story of these seven cities. It will be the dance drama's first public performance as well as the first time in the 50-year history of the WCC that the Council has called upon the performing arts to present its message to a mass audience.
"Peace to the City" is an artistic contribution to the DOV - the Decade to Overcome Violence (2001-2010), in which the churches all over the world are participating.
Together with the dancers of "Marzia Milhazes Dança Contemporânea" and the "Trio Aquarius", the producer, Brazilian theologian and artist Luzmarina Campos Garcia, has created a dynamic 20-minute production that challenges churches and civil society to consider how violence is manifested in their various contexts worldwide.
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The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches, now 337, in more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.