Johnny Nevin: A Light in the Dark: Telling a Story in Dance
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
It's remarkable that telling a story, one of the things that people everywhere do most naturally, can be one of the most challenging to do well. That's probably the reason why, after dominating the world of concert dance for centuries, it's not really that common any more. Even in ballet, and still less in dance's many other forms, modern choreography doesn't often try to bring an audience through an actual story, telling them about what happened and how it happened, and most of all, making them feel that they actually know the people who the story is about.
Alissa Tollefson, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, Jon Sloven, Cara Carper and Brian Hare
in Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos' A Light in the Dark
(Photo by Todd Rosenberg)
To begin with, you have to have a really good story to tell, and in their one-act dance theater piece A Light in the Dark, Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos have one of the best. It's about a 7-year-old girl in Tuscumbia, Ala., who is both blind and dea
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