Revels: A Mission to Bring Tradition to Life

Revels engages today’s audiences in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life.


SingingAlongatXMas2009.jpgWe practice the art of participation:

We offer an open hand to welcome and guide new and old friends on a journey of discovery and fun. We believe all people — young and old — can sing, dance, and be part of the Revels experience, together. Our artistic process breaks down barriers between professionals, amateurs, and audiences. Our operational style encourages volunteerism and inclusivity.


PenpaTsereing_summer05.jpgWe foster cultural exploration:

We bring respect and curiosity to our search for diverse cultural expressions from around the world. We embrace and perpetuate authentic rituals and traditions. We bring together different cultures and genres in fresh and unexpected ways.


LeonJosephLittlebirdWithOneChild_Xmas2009.jpgWe create connection:

By weaving personal connections between people, we build a shared sense of community. By connecting the common strands of diverse cultures, we build understanding. By celebrating the differences that make people and cultures unique and interesting, we help create a society that values harmony.


MayPoleAtFoxHillschool.jpgWe are stewards of tradition:

The music, dances, and stories passed down through the generations embody a collected wisdom that can illuminate the past and inform the future. These traditions ground us in what it means to be human. Through the transformative power of performance and storytelling, we bring tradition alive for today’s audiences.


Audience_Summer05.jpgWe fulfill the human need for celebration:

The annual progression of the calendar provides a springboard to spread joy in every season. We turn music, dance and folktales from around the world into magical experiences brimming with spirit, optimism, irreverence, fellowship, and revelry.