“When Dreams Are Interrupted...” - Berkeley
Who: Jill Togawa and Purple Moon Dance Project
When: October 9, 10, and 11, 2009 ~ 2:00 PM
Where: Stuart Street, Berkeley
What: When Dreams Are Interrupted... invites us to witness the profound imprint of the forced removal and mass evacuation of the Berkeley Japanese community in 1942. The site-specific works weaves personal stories, dance, visual art and live music. Collaborators are choreographer Jill Togawa, visual artist Ellen Bepp, musicians Claudia Cuentas and Laura Inserra, and dancers Michelle Fletcher, Ruth Ichinaga, Arisika Razak and Sharon Sato.
More details about the Performance
May 3, 2009 2pm
When Dreams Are Interrupted...
At the historic Japanese YWCA Julia Morgan-designed
1830 Sutter Street, San Francisco
A new, site-specific, interdisciplinary piece with original dance, art, music and memories from the Japanese-American WWII internment experience followed by a community dialogue and reception.
Jill Togawa, artistic director, choreographer
Visual artist: Ellen Bepp
Musicians: Claudia Cuentas, Laura Inserra
Dancers: Ruth Ichinaga, Michelle Fletcher, Arisika Razak, Sharon Sato
Come see the premiere of completed work: Sat. & Sun., October 9,10, and 11, Berkeley, Calif.
Performances are FREE and made possible with support from California Council on the Humanities, the California Arts Council’s Creating Public Value fund, East Bay Community Foundation’s East Bay Fund for Artists, California Civil Liberties Public Education Project and numerous individual donors.
For more information, reservations, volunteer, donor and sponsorship opportunities, please call: 415-552-1105
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