Pachalbel's "Canon in D"

Shortly after Bob and Robin were married, the pastor of their church asked them to create a work for a Sunday service. Robin loved Pachelbel’s ”Canon in D” so they chose it for their first pas de deux together.

 Bob and Robin performing Pachelbel's "Canon in D" at the Kennedy Center.

Bob and Robin performing Pachelbel's "Canon in D" at the Kennedy Center.

While in the process of choreographing it, they struggled for hours to perfect the first two minutes of the 7 ½ minute piece of music. Then one night, after a very frustrating rehearsal, they both experienced the powerful reality of Jesus in their lives. Their eyes were opened, and they were changed forever. After this emotional, inspiring night, they determined that their dancing should have a deeper meaning.

The next day at rehearsal, their ballet just fell into place; the entire piece was completed in an hour! Inspiration motivated the movements to the point where the struggle was gone and a divine flow took over. Bob and Robin performed this pas de deux many times and in myriad places, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.