The Life Ballet

The Life Ballet

Pittsford, New York, USA
BandComedyChristian

The Life Ballet is a show about choice. Journey with Sarah in her quest to find her King. Through the gentleness & beauty of song and dance, The Life Ballet shares a message of LIFE to today's generation, while ministering healing in the aftermath of abortion. We dedicate our show to all the children who never had the chance to dance.

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VISIT www.thelifeballet.org for more information and for a complete listing of upcoming events.

One in three women will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. Once a woman has one abortion, she is likely to go on and have two to five more. These numbers are not exempt in "the church." One in four pregnancies end in abortion. The highest percentage of abortions are for women who are in their late teens and early 20s. One in five college students will have an abortion. Nearly 4000 human beings in the United States alone die every day at the hand of abortion.

The Life Ballet is a show written from the perspective of a woman who had made the choice of abortion. The heart of the show is to educate audiences of the important side of the story that is not widely shared until recent years with the coming of age of a generation of men and women who were told their babies were just a "blob of flesh." The Life Ballet shows through dance, artistry and original songs a story of how destinies were lost through abortion – that of two unborn children and also their mother. The audience sees how abortion alters the dances of our mother, whose name is Sarah, as she moves through innocence, deception, seduction, decision and death. The aftermath of abortion leaves her in a dance of a new kind, one tormented by the silence of shame. Watch as she grieves and mourns the loss of her unborn children, then watch as she discovers healing. As for the unborn children, whose names are Seraphina and Simon, well…..we’ll never know what could have been. They never had the chance to dance, at least not on this earth. This show is dedicated to them and to all the other children whose destinies have been lost from abortion.

The Life Ballet was written and created by Sandy Arena, a woman who had two abortions she deeply regrets when she was a young adult. Arena has had the opportunity to memorialize their lives and share this story with the family she now has including her husband Sam, and children Alexis, Caleb and Annaliese. 

Many of the performers and contributing artists have had abortions or are siblings of aborted children, as well, making this a collaboration of children, teenagers, men and women devoted to telling the truth of abortion to the generation behind. If abortion is still available legally, our fight is to make it unthinkable.

"The Life Ballet is a beautiful and very modern way to bring across the message of Life and abortion. The story presented by this group is heart changing and breaks down the walls of shame, guilt and hate by being a personal story of love and forgiveness." Pastor Ralph Molyneux, Victory Church Lethbridge, Canada.

Lyrics

Destinies Lost/Anna's Lullaby

Written By: Sandy Arena

Destinies Lost

Oh my child. Oh what could have been?
A chosen life. A name. A plan.
I was young did not know what to do.
A broken soul, was there room for you?

Destinies. Millions of destinies.
Crushed and torn. Ripped out. Not born.
Who am I to take what was His?

Oh my God. Oh what could have been?
I lay my sin in the palm of your hand.
I need to know that You will always care.
For my precious ones with You up there.

Destinies. Millions of destinies.
Crushed and torn. Ripped out. Not born.
Who am I to take what was His?

Oh my God. Oh how can it be?
I am forgiven. A saint. Set free.
You sent your son so that I may live.
The truth of Him, I vow to give.

Destinies. Millions of destinies.
Crushed and torn. Ripped out. Not Born.
Who are we, to take what is His?

Anna's Lullaby

Jesus loves you. And I love you.
And the angels, will watch you sleep. Jesus loves you. And I love you. You’re my baby and your so sweet.

You’re so sweet, my love.
You’re so sweet, my love.
You’re so sweet my love.

And I love you so.

What Kind of Mother Does That?

Written By: Sandy Arena

They can never know what I’ve done
Our friendship would be over before it’s begun.
They can never know what I did.
The lies and the secrets I have hid.

What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does That?
What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does that?

I am not worthy of you,
You’d walk away from me if you knew.
I am not worthy of Him. I am forgiven, except for that sin.

Cause What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does That?
What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does that?

Bridge
Not one like you. Just one like me.
I am confused. How can this be?
That this grave sin, should fall from me.
I wanna believe it’s true….But

What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does That?
What Kind of Mother Does that?
What Kind of Christian Does that?

Arise Sweet Sarah

Written By: Sandy Arena

Arise, Arise, Sweet Sarah, Arise. The Lord is with you, beside you. O, Arise, Arise, Sweet Sarah, Arise. He'll hold you. And love you. And guide you.

Sweet Jesus I pray. Bring your mercy today. Your love never fades. It shines through. O, Arise, Arise, Sweet Sarah, Arise. The Lord is with you, beside you.

Hold onto to His hand. Hold onto His heart. Hold onto Jesus. He'll never part. He'll calm your water. He'll heal you daughter. He'll bring you peace and strength for today.

Sweet Jesus I pray. Bring your mercy today. Push the gray clouds away and shine through. O, Arise, Arise, Sweet Sarah, Arsie. The Lord is with you, beside you.

Have Mercy on This Woman

Written By: Sandy Arena

Song based on the true life testimony of the late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, founding member of NARAL who pushed legalized abortion in the United States of America. Read his true life testimony and confession at: http://www.aboutabortions.com/Confess.html
Our abortion provider character "Dr. Bernice" sings the song in The Life Ballet when she realizes the error of her ways and repents for what she has done in taking lives through abortion.

It's just a baby.
And I'm just a woman.
And when I meet my maker.
Will He ever understand?
That millions of people.
Slaughtered on this land.
Their souls rest upon me.
And the work of my hands.
If I could turn back time.
And change my selfish deeds.
The pride that I bow down to.
The wealth and the greed.
Then millions of children.
Their souls would be set free.
To live their lives with justice, liberty and dignity.
How did it come to this. Ideas of social bliss. Come back now to haunt me. My life has gone amiss.
Seventy-five thousand children killled alone by these hands.
And when I meet my maker, will He ever understand?
I can only say I'm sorry for what I have done.
And when you judge my eternity.
Have Mercy on This Woman.

Discography

The Life Ballet Original Music

Destinies Lost
Song of the Unborn Babies
What Kind of Mother Does That?
Anna's Lullaby
The King Is Enthralled With Your Beauty
Unsung
Arise Sweet Sarah
Have Mercy on This Woman
Dream On
I Feel Your Hand Upon My Back

Set List

Full show is 1.30 hours including a 15 minute intermission - although it can be shortened to an excerpt to fit available time. Venue must have a clean, debris free, open stage area approximately 20 feet by 10 feet at the minimum. We also use one headset wireless mic.