“A Light in the Dark"

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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In a Nutshell

Celebrated ballet choreographed by Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos tells the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

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The Deal

  • One ticket to see Thodos Dance Chicago presents A Light in the Dark
  • When: Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Harris Theater
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.<p>

Seating Options * $30 for section A (up to $60 value) * $20 for section B (up to $40 value) * $15 for section C (up to $30 value) * Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

A Light in the Dark

To tell the story of Anne Sullivan meeting Helen Keller, Thodos Dance Chicago founder Melissa Thodos and legendary dancer and Broadway star Ann Reinking joined forces. What results is a story ballet that both paints a picture of a girl tormented by her desire to learn and details the events that led Sullivan to become such a great caretaker. And their efforts, complemented by Bruce Wolosoff’s original score, have garnered praise, with the Chicago Tribune calling the work “a visceral illustration of the power of dance to enlighten.”

A Light in the Dark doesn’t dance alone, though. The program also includes Changes of Phase, a collaboration between Thodos and architect Jeanne Gang—designer of the Aqua building—the world premiere of Tsuru from Hubbard Street Chicago’s Lucas Crandall, the lyrical Panem Nostrum Quoditanum from River North Dance Chicago’s Ahmad Simmons, and some quiet bits while dancers change costumes.<p>

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Anchoring one end of Millennium Park, Harris Theater for Music and Dance continues that landscape of cultural expansion and visual wonderment. The Theater partners with emerging and established performing arts organizations in order to help them build the infrastructure and artistic growth necessary for sustainability. Yet it also acts as a cultural beacon for Chicagoland, drawing in world-renowned performing artists and keeping traveling barbershop quartets from crashing into the shore.

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