A Light In the Dark: The story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan
Award-winning choreographers Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos are teaming up again to co-choreograph “A Light In the Dark,” the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, their second full-length contemporary story ballet, this time telling an intimate family story about the extraordinary woman who was deaf and blind yet went on to become a world-famous writer, political activist and inspiration to all.
Their first story ballet, “The White City,” was so well received that you asked to see “A Light In the Dark” as a TDC encore and Doudna Fine Arts Center ‘Best Of’. Through contemporary dance, “A Light In the Dark” tells the story of how Anne, Helen’s teacher, led her from a state of almost feral wildness into education, activism and intellectual celebrity. A 49-year-long relationship between the two shows Sullivan’s evolution from teacher into governess and then eventual companion, while Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker, author and advocate for persons with disabilities, amid numerous other causes.
10/10 | 7:30 pm