Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

Colorado Ballet will close out the 2012/2013 season with Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project March 29-31, 2013 at the Newman Center at the University of Denver. Making its Denver debut, the ballet explores the issues surrounding the Holocaust, human suffering in the face of genocide, as well as people’s capacity to survive and flourish as individuals and as a community. When it premiered in 2005, Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project brought national attention to Ballet Austin and choreographer Stephen Mills. Set to the music of five important living composers, Mills’ original choreography turns the spotlight on discrimination and triumph of the human spirit.

The project combines a full-length contemporary ballet and a community effort to educate and promote the protection of human rights against all forms of hate and bigotry through arts, education, and public dialogue. More than 80 community partners have joined the initiative, which will take place in 2013 from Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21) through Holocaust Remembrance Week (April 15). Lead Partners include the Anti-Defamation League, the Mizel Museum and University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies.

READ MORE about Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project.

VIEW THE LIST of Mizel Museum’s Light programs, running January through April 2013.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to the ballet.

“An elegant yet visceral story of belief, bigotry, isolation, survival and hope…a groundbreaking multimedia contemporary ballet.” Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin American Statesman

“’Light’ is a powerfully emotional theatrical experience that doesn’t let go when you leave the theater.  It is an inspiring work.” Mark Kanny, Tribune-Review

“Mesmerizing without taking advantage of the powerful subject material…” Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Times of Israel article, November 12, 2012