A. Colleen DeGuzman
“I had no idea how it was going to turn out but I knew it was going to be awesome because God is behind us.”
Festivities of the night started with the traditional posada presentation, in which members of the church reenacted the night Mary and Joseph sought shelter the night of Christ’s birth by traveling door to door around the neighborhood.
“It feels amazing. I have been waiting for this for a while.”
Instead of choosing to perform a ballet that already has choreography and music, like “The Nutcracker,” the McAllen Ballet Company wanted to bring a different story to the stage.
Adorned in boldly colored, feathered headgear symbolizing the crown of the Virgin Mary, and wielding a rattle and a wooden arch bow meant to keep the devil away, the matachines dancers stepped in syncopation to the relentless beat of a drum.
McALLEN — Four-year-old Ella Cather liked the snowman and his hat. She surveyed the cacti and mesquite tree woodlands here Wednesday, pausing to admire...