Music, mime, dance and drama have played an important role in the
outreach ministries of YWAM Edmonton: DTS outreaches, King's Kids teams and
touring performance groups. YWAM musicians have also been very
involved in leading worship in "Glimpse of Glory', Missionsfest, "Friends of YWAM" meetings and serving in local churches.
Gary and Cheryl Krueger (YWAM Associates) are overseeing the performing
arts ministries. At this time there are no on-going performing arts groups; teams are formed for specific tours or outreaches. The
most recent team went to the Olympics Outreach in Athens, Greece, performing
the "Kingdom of Self" street production.
The "Kingdom of Self" is a 30-minute high-energy street drama
incorporating mime, hip-hop and break-dancing, colorful costumes/ props and a
up-tempo musical soundtrack. The narration is available in English,
French, Greek and Hungarian. First performed at the Los Angeles Olympics in
1984, it has been performed in 14 countries in North America, Europe,
Australia and New Zealand.
The "Legend of Howul" is a 3-part allegorical story for young audiences
incorporating music, mime, drama, dance, puppets, colorful costumes/set.
Part 1 of the story has been performed by several DTS outreach groups in
Mexico in the Spanish language, The English version (Parts 1 to 3) have been
performed throughout Alberta summer camps and in Edmonton communities.
"Punchinello and the Wemmicks" is a 15-minute drama based on Max
Lucado's children's story "You Are Special". The drama is mimed and has a
music soundtrack and colorful costumes. The English narration can be
translated "live" into other languages. This drama was first performed in
Hungary and Macedonia in 2004.
For information contact Gary & Cheryl Krueger at
Links to other performing arts groups in YWAM: