Rebecca Davis Dance Company’s Helen Keller transcends a traditional account of blind-deaf Helen’s amazing life story. Infused with surprising romance and little-known true-life drama, the ballet visits Helen’s tragic early illness, her family’s struggle, and the events that would connect Helen with Anne Sullivan, the courageous ambassador who would unlock Helen’s mind. But Rebecca Davis’ Helen Keller goes beyond the dazzling moment at the water pump, to discover Helen tackling her unprecedented education at Radcliffe College. Audiences gain new insight to the intertwined life story of Helen and Anne, as Anne struggles to balance her stewardship of Helen against her own burgeoning romance with John Macy. Together, Anne and Helen accomplish an astonishing life.
– Written by Alaina Mabaso