THODOS DANCE CHICAGO‘S acclaimed story ballet “A Light in the Dark: The story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan” (co-choreographed by Melissa Thodos and Broadway legend Ann Reinking, with music composed by Bruce Wolosoff) makes its return to the Midwest on October 10th, 2014 as part of Eastern Illinois University’s Fall Program at the Doudna Fine Arts Center.
From the Doudna Website:
“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.”