Helen Keller visits Martha Graham's studio

Description: At Martha Graham's studio with Polly Thomson, Robert Helpman, Guthrie McClintic and Martha Graham. They appear to be watching something off-screen.

 

While filming Helen Keller in Her Story, Helen Keller visited Martha Graham's dance studio in 1954. There she listened to drums by feeling their beats, and participated in several of the dances by feeling the vibrations of the music and movement of those around her. More footage from her visit to the studio can be seen in this video.

 

Creator: Unknown

 

Date: circa 1954

 

Acquisition Note: from the Nella Braddy Henney collection

 

Format: black and white photograph

 

Digital Identifier: AG62-4-012

 

Rights: Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

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Taken on August 8, 2011