first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The 22nd Annual Helen Keller Lecture Series broke with tradition in 2016 by featuring a stage performance of “Helen Unveiled,” a story told through words, dance and music. The Helen Keller Lecture has traditionally featured a lecturer who has overcome great adversity.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. chose the words of legendary Alabamian Helen Keller to describe the premier performance of “Helen Unveiled” at Troy University Monday.“Helen Unveiled” was the featured event of the 22nd Annual Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Forum ‘unveils’ Helen Keller’s story “We were exposed to the heart of Helen Keller today,” Hawkins said. “The magnificent performance was truly felt with the heart.”Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century’s leading humanitarians. Her name is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. “Helen Unveiled” is the story of Helen Keller, activist, visionary, and lover and told through words, dance and music. “Helen Unveiled” was based on selections from Jeanie Thompson’s poetry collection “The Myth of Water” and on the personal writings of Helen Keller. By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Skip In the opening monologues by Troy University theater professors Quinton Cockrell and Tori Lee Averett, the story of Helen Keller, a woman of luminous intelligence, high ambition and great accomplishments and one who devoted her life to helping others, is told. She is revealed, rightly or wrongly so, as a women who was denied her right to be human. Helen Keller was unveiled as one who loved and lost and carried the weight of heartache. “But, she loved and lost and let go. She did not linger too long in days gone,” said Judy Robertson, Helen Keller Lecture Series chair.The Helen Keller, who perhaps desired to marry and have a family, went forward and changed the shape of the world for the better by her humanitarian efforts. The love she lost, although it pained her heart, did not change the goodness and caring in her heart, said Adria Ferrali, choreographer and visiting scholar at Troy University. Print Article Ferrali, as Anne Sullivan, and Troy University theater and dance students, London Brison as Peter Fagan, and Brooke Whigham, as the young Helen Keller, told the story of the heartache of lost love in dance. “I was so moved by ‘Helen Unveiled,”’ Averett said. “It exposed Helen Keller as human, in a very personal way. I thought I knew her so well but ‘Helen Unveiled’ showed a side of Helen Keller that I did not know. I was able to listen with an open heart and to feel with my heart.”Ferrali said that art delivers a message and the dance was not about her as a dancer but about Helen Keller and the story of love and love lost.The First Lady of Troy University Janice Hawkins expressed wonder at the stage performance of “Helen Unveiled” which she said “stirred great emotion” as the audience was exposed to the heart of Helen Keller.  She predicted that “Helen Unveiled” will have a life beyond the performance at Troy University and has the potential to be an event of Alabama’s Bicentennial celebrations across the state. By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Council approves runway improvement plan The Troy City Council appointed Wanda Moultry to the empty District 5 seat on Tuesday, but the new council also… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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