Upcoming Events in 2018

DITA is pleased to announce two exciting events for 2018: Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet’s performance of “Roar of Nations,” and our Distinguished Lecture Series with Awet Andemicael in the Fall.


Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet: “Roar of Nations”

March 8, 2018

Goodson Chapel, Duke Divinity School

Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet will perform “Roar of Nations,” a performance in response to the humanitarian crisis of the war in Syria, as part of a Duke Divinity Chapel service on March 8. Ekklesia exists to “love all and serve all” as the church embodied through the visible form of dance. Their passionate performers, choreographers, and collaborators are committed to presenting innovative work that speaks to every audience member in an effort to heal our world. Ekklesia’s goal is to foster an environment for our audiences and artists where genuine discussion of life and faith can flourish.




Becoming Instruments of God

Postponed to Fall 2018

 As part of our Distinguished Lecture Series in Theology and the Arts, DITA welcomes Awet Andemicael for an interactive lecture and performance with Dr. Jeremy Begbie. Awet Andemicael works primarily at the intersection of music and theology, with a strong emphasis on social transformation. As a concert soprano, she has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Awet holds degrees from Harvard University, UC Irvine, Yale University (Divinity School, ISM certificate, and Graduate School), and the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University.