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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Stephen Mills
Texas' Ballet Austin is taking a performance about intolerance and the Holocaust on an international tour, visiting Miami, Washington and Israel over the next year.
Within a small rectangle of light, nearly a dozen dancers writhed and convulsed on the stage, pressed together by imaginary walls denoting some kind of death chamber.
"I didn't start this project because of my own demons, but through this project I was able to exorcise many of them," he said, adding that he hoped it could do the same for others.
"Art can only start a conversation; people solve problems. But hopefully art can be a catalyst to get people thinking about things in a way they don't ordinarily," Mills said.