Revels was founded in 1971 by musician, educator and author John Langstaff and his daughter Carol to celebrate the seasons in performance through the power of traditional song, dance, storytelling and ritual. Revels companies across the country create opportunities for communal celebration and participatory theater.
Carol Langstaff brought the Revels from Cambridge to Hanover, New Hampshire 35 years ago. Incorporated in 1985, Revels North has its own rich traditions and events, including the Summer Solstice Festival, The Revels Kids "World of Song," program, community singing and pub sings, outreach events, and of course, the annual Christmas Revels at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center.
Revels North has produced two wonderful ten-minute promotional videos (on DVD) that convey the very essence of the Solstice Festival and Christmas Revels. The Solstice Festival video was filmed by Daniel Crowe and edited by David Millstone. It features excerpts from the festival and interviews with David Gay.
These promotional videos are available for showing to organizations, neighborhood gatherings, schools, church groups, etc.-just about any group who would like to learn more about Revels. They are short, they are informative, they are entertaining and they are highly professional. You can show the videos yourself or you can arrange to have a Reveler come to present a program for your group. Call 866-556-3083 for more information.
2009 - Grant to expand World of Song children's chorus program to involve more kids from a wider area.