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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