EMMY®-Nomination for A LIGHT IN THE DARK!

We are incredibly proud that KAI/Harding’s founder Chris Olsen was just nominated by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of NATAS for his fourth EMMY award for the THODOS DANCE CHICAGO’S – A LIGHT IN THE DARK performance film! Huge thanks & kudos to Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking, Bruce Wolosoff, Gail Ford, Rick Johnston, to the spectacular Thodos dancers, […]

A LIGHT IN THE DARK-Live at the Doudna-10/10/14

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 […]

A LIGHT IN THE DARK returns to Chicago in 2014!

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 triumphant return to Chicago as part of TDC’s 2014 Winter Concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing […]

SHINE on PBS-WTTW

We’re less than a week from the broadcast premiere of TWO new films  from filmmaker Chris Olsen ! The first film, SHINE, is a half-hour documentary which captures a visceral portrait of the creativity and choreographic process that gave rise to the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet by Melissa Thodos and Ann Reinking called A […]

Excerpts from A LIGHT IN THE DARK

We thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at recent footage from our upcoming documentary about A LIGHT IN THE DARK, the new story ballet from Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, and Thodos Dance Chicago, which interprets the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan through dance. Make sure to see the Chicago Premiere at the […]

CHICAGO TRIBUNE – “Reinking, Thodos reveal inspirational story of Helen Keller”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE article on A LIGHT IN THE DARK (Written by: Sid Smith, Published on 2/12/2013) “Reinking, Thodos reveal inspirational story of Helen Keller”

A LIGHT IN THE DARK – ON FILM!

I suppose we’re not letting too many cats out of the bag, but in case you haven’t guessed already, we’re presently in production on two new films with Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, and Thodos Dance Chicago, this time focusing on their A LIGHT IN THE DARK story ballet, which interprets the story of Helen Keller […]

CHICAGO SUN TIMES – “Dancing Into the World of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan”

Another great article on A LIGHT IN THE DARK! (Written by: Hedy Weiss, Published 2/7/2013) “Dancing Into the World of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan”

THE WHITE CITY returns to Chicago February 9th 2013!

Great news!! The amazing  THE WHITE CITY story ballet is back in Chicago Feb. 9th, 2013, this time at the Morraine Valley Performing Arts Center – Dorothy Menker Theater! It won’t be back for a while, so definitely grab tickets if you get the chance… And just in case you haven’t seen it, check out […]

A Light In The Dark – Teaser

It’s 2013, and Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos are hard at work on a new story ballet, called A LIGHT IN THE DARK, based upon the early life of Helen Keller. The show, which features a wholly original score from composer Bruce Wolosoff, premieres in Chicago in this spring (At the North Shore Center for […]