Thodos Dance Chicago

February 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Center Theatre

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A Light in the Dark: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

Grades 3-12

Curriculum Connections: Social Science, Social/Emotional Learning and Fine Arts

Thodos Dance Chicago takes the inspirational story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, through the medium of contemporary dance, to bring awareness of those living with disabilities. This uniquely modern story ballet tells an intimate family story about the extraordinary woman who was deaf and blind, yet went on to become a world-famous writer, political activist and inspiration to all. Through this presentation, students gain understanding of the differences and resulting connections with the disabled community and also learn the history of Helen Keller, the educator who overcame adversity to become one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians, as well as the co-founder of the ACLU.


North Shore Center’s YOUTHEATRE program seeks to fulfill a mission to inspire, educate, entertain and captivate the imagination of participating students. Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from Kindergarten thru 12th grade in the performing arts. Whether they are historical, cultural, scientific or literary, Youtheatre productions, along with the provided Teacher Resource Guides, inspire creative learning opportunities that enhance Common Core State Standard achievement. A Youtheatre experience is the perfect way to infuse your school’s curriculum with empathy, imagination, and high quality performing arts in a creative and entertaining way! Our live performance programs help educators teach students the pillars of character and values that will impact their future decisions and life skills. YOUTHEATRE shows are approximately one-hour long. There is one FREE teacher ticket provided for every 15 students and ticket grants may be available to qualifying schools.

For School Group Reservations:
Christian Libonati
Educational Program Manager
(847) 679-9501 x3100