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Ballet Austin Presents Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project
Ballet Austin

January, 2012

WHO:                     Ballet Austin

Concept/Choreography by Stephen Mills

Music by Steve Reich, Evelyn Glennie, Michael Gordon, Arvo Part, Philip Glass

 

WHAT:                   Ballet Austin’s Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

 

WHEN:                  8:00 pm on March 23 & 24; 3:00 pm on March 25

 

WHERE:                Dell Hall at The Long Center for the Performing Arts

 

TICKETS:              $15 - $74 at www.balletaustin.org, 512.476.2163

Ballet Austin Box Office at 501 W. 3rd Street

 

 

AUSTIN, TX – January 17, 2011 – Ballet Austin announces the well anticipated return of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, a full-length contemporary ballet that turns the spotlight on discrimination and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. Critical Acclaim for  Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project  “… A masterful exposition on one of history's darkest episodes. Visually and emotionally gripping…”  – Austin-American Statesman    “Mills’ dream has grown from a dance into a march of understanding and compassion.” – Austin Chronicle  “A far cry from fluffy fairytales, Stephen Mills'  Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project challenges ballet to take on big issues.”  –Dance Magazine

 

As one of the most resonant of Ballet Austin Artistic Director Stephen Mills’ works, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project offers a timely reminder of the importance of the protection of human rights. Set to the music of five of the most important living composers, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project is inspired by the poignant journey of one survivor. The 75-minute ballet is performed without intermission.

When it premiered in 2005, Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project brought national attention to Ballet Austin, with recognition across the country including national reviews and restaging by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in 2009. Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project earned Mills the Austin Anti-Defamation League's Audrey & Raymond Maislin Humanitarian Award.

 

Ballet Austin’s production of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project serves as the cornerstone of a three-month, city-wide partnership promoting the protection of human rights against bigotry and hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. The community collaboration runs from Martin Luther King Jr. Day through Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), January 16 - April 19, with events/initiatives led by more than 40 community partners. Joining Ballet Austin as Lead Partners for the community collaboration are Anti-Defamation League Austin, KLRU-TV, the City of Austin, Austin Independent School District, and the Austin Police Department.

 

For more information about the community partner events surrounding Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, visit www.balletaustin.org/light.

For tickets to Ballet Austin’s production of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, visit www.balletaustin.org

 

Supporting Events

 

Studio Spotlight – Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project Thurs, March 8, 12 – 1pm; Thurs, March 8, 6 – 7pm Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater Watch company dancers in rehearsal, learn about Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project and the collaborative process involved in making the work, and ask the choreographer and dancers questions about the artistic process. Free admission for those who RSVP. Learn more or sign up.

 

Footlights – Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project (ticket holders only)

Fri, March 23, 7pm | Sat, March 24, 7pm | Sun, March 25, 2pm The Long Center An hour before each performance of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, join us in the theater for a look at the final preparations for the ballet. See the last-minute workings of dancers and production crew as you learn about the history, music, and artists involved in the production. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

 

Encore – Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project (ticket holders only)

Fri, March 23, 10pm | Sat, March 24, 10pm | Sun, March 25, 5pm The Long Center Immediately following each performance of Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project, join us for an informal conversation with Ballet Austin’s Artistic Director Stephen Mills, company dancers, and guest artists on the creative and artistic facets of the production. Free for ticket holders. Learn more.

 

About Ballet Austin

As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to creating access to programs and one of the nation's largest classical ballet academies, the organization is poised for an even greater future. From their home at the Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and Artistic Director Stephen Mills actively engage the community, dancers, and audiences alike. The New York Times proclaims Ballet Austin "a company with big ambitions" originating work that is "absorbing."

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

501 West Third Street

Austin, Texas 78701

Box Office: 512.476.2163

Schools: 512.476.9150

General info: 512.476.9151

 

IMAGES, INTERVIEWS & OTHER PRESS REQUESTS:

Contact LuAnn Glowacz (luann.glowacz@balletaustin.org 512.476.9151, ext. 101)

 

WEB: http://www.balletaustin.org

 

Production Sponsors        Fifth Age of Man Foundation, Boulette & Golden, LLP

Season Underwriter          Austin Ventures

Season Sponsors              Vintage IT Services, The Ampersand Agency, Reavis Rehab and Wellness Center, Inc., Get Page One, YNN

Media Sponsors                 KVUE, Austin American-Statesman, MAJIC 95.5

Education Underwriter     JPMorgan Chase Foundation

 

This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

 



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