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Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

2023fri31mar8:00 pmLight / The Holocaust & Humanity ProjectPresented by Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin - The Holocaust & Humanity Project Mar 31 - Apr 2


(Friday) 8:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Illuminated through the powerful story of Holocaust survivor Naomi Warren (1920-2016), 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 ballet 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 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.

As a dance, the story of Light is told from a present-day perspective. The music is composed of works by contemporary writers. The decor 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.

On the other side of catastrophe is hope.

     – Stephen Mills, Artistic Director, Ballet Austin

CHOREOGRAPHY | Stephen Mills
MUSIC | Steve Reich, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass


What To Expect

This is an indoor event. All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind. Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals. Questions? Email our 3M Box Office or hit us up on social media at any time. You can also call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664) or TTY (800) 735-2989 and get your questions answered right away.


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