BALLET AUSTIN PRESENTS:
THE HOLOCAUST & HUMANITY PROJECT
March 31 -April 2 | The Long Center
IN OUR DARKEST TIMES, IT IS HOPE THAT PUSHES US FORWARD
Illuminated through the powerful story of Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren (1920-2016), Stephen Mills’ Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project takes the audience on a journey that shares Naomi’s story while making relevant connections to the present, told through the lens of dance. This full-length contemporary dance work follows Naomi’s path from a beautiful family with a rich culture and traditions, to utter dehumanization…and all along the way, we feel Naomi’s courage, resilience, and hope.
Choreographed and designed by Stephen Mills, Light has been a project of his for the past 20 years. The production has toured both nationally and internationally, featuring both the 84-minute dance and community-wide discussions focused on the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate. The music is composed of works by a number of notable contemporary writers. The décor and dress is of today, and spare. The story of “never again” is a warning of which we must always be mindful and diligent concerning the protection of human rights against bigotry and hatred.
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Stephen Mills
MUSIC: Steve Reich, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass
RUNTIME: 84 minutes with no intermission
- Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 - Sunday, April 2, 2023
- Time: Friday - Saturday 8:00 P.M. | Sunday 3:00 P.M.
- Venue: The Long Center
- Website: https://balletaustin.org/performances/light/
- Cost: $38.00 - $99.00
- Name: Ballet Austin
Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. Established in 1956, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has a rich history, featuring original, acclaimed productions and a commitment to creating access to programs. Ballet Austin owns and operates a combined training facility located in the heart of downtown Austin and is among the 15 largest classical ballet companies in the country.
- Address: 701 W. Riverside Drive
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78704