The prodigal son
focused on his father's love and not on his sins.
God, represented well by the father of the parable, accepts every prodigal son
who returns to him.
The two Pigeons, presented by the Birmingham troupe, may at times seem overripe for today's audiences with its corny story about a young artist who leaves his girlfriend to cavort with gypsies, only to return as the prodigal son
Nouwen zeroes in on every character in the biblical parable: the younger son who goes away and comes back, the elder son who becomes so resentful and jealous, and the father who throws a huge party when the prodigal son
The prodigal son
, the infamous sinner-come-back-to-life of Luke's gospel, made that journey.
BOTTOM ROW Evil as metaphor: Maria Calegari enthroned in triumph as the seductive siren in the NYCB production of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son
The gospel reading of the prodigal son
would seem to be pleasingly straightforward for homilists, but its subtle layers can be tricky.
Yet the taste for the full-evening work (please, never "full-length," for what is, say, Prodigal Son
, if not full-length?
The parables of Lazarus and Dives, the good Samaritan, and the prodigal son
induce guilt--guilt in those who identified with Dives or the brother of the prodigal son
; guilt in those who justified the priest and the Levite in passing by the robbery victim.
Even less likely is a revival of what ironically was probably his very best ballet--a total choreographic reworking for de Basil's Ballet Russe in 1938 of George Balanchine's The Prodigal Son
, complete with Prokofiev score and even the old Georges Rouault designs.
Let's celebrate the leper who did return, the lamb who was found, or maybe the prodigal son
He penned the librettos for George Balanchine's Prodigal Son
, La Chatte, and Cotillon, co-founded with Balanchine the short-lived Ballets 1933, and later helped Roland Petit launch Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, which he served in its infancy as artistic director.