Program: ODC/Dance Path of Miracles


featuring The Boston Cecilia
Path of Miracles
Boston premiere
October 7–9, 2021  
First Church in Cambridge Congregational 


Welcome to Path of Miracles. Tonight we will all, audience and performers together, take a journey through the First Church in Cambridge, Congretional.

This journey shares its inspiration and name with a 2005 choral work by British composer Joby Talbot. Performed a cappella by a group of singers, Path of Miracles describes the Camino de Santiago, the ancient Catholic pilgrimage across Northern Spain.  

I first heard Talbot’s score in 2015 and loved it — so much so that I thought if I was to understand it, I should do the pilgrimage myself. In 2016, my husband and I did a six-week trek on the Camino del Norte route. It was revelatory in a way that I didn’t expect. On the Camino I routinely found people to be kind and helpful. This continues to be fundamentally reassuring to me.  

Tonight’s performance is about your proximity to the music and the dancing. None of us will experience the same thing. Don’t worry about that. Revel in the moment; enjoy your own journey as we take this path together. 

To Doug, who has supported my art habits for decades and walked the Camino with me. To Thea, who lives in the hearts of a family who has brought the passion of dance to thousands of people in San Francisco. To Mae, who taught me how to fold a crane and the power of task. 
—KT Nelson, choreographer

Path of Miracles Creative Team

Choreography — KT Nelson
Composer — Joby Talbot 
Costume Design — Natalie Barshow 
Lighting Design — David Robertson 
Prop Artist — Emma Lanier 

ODC/Dance Touring Staff  

Associate Director of Artistic Planning — Joseph Copley  
Artist Representative/Booking Agent — Cathy Pruzan
Production Manager — Jack Beuttler
Associate Production Manager — Thomas Bowersox
Wardrobe Supervisor — Kyo Yohena
Lighting Director — David Robertson
ODC Musical Liaison  Sid Chen

ODC/Dance Executive Staff

Artistic Director and Founder — Brenda Way
Executive Director — Carma Zisman
Associate Choreographer and Director of ODC School — Kimi Okada

Path of Miracles was supported by

This performance of Path of Miracles was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.  

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Artists & Biographies

The Boston Cecilia


A Note from Marie Tollon,  ODC’s Writer in Residence 
A Conversation with KT Nelson about Path of Miracles

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