“We stay connected through our ability to dream...”
--Jill Togawa in Nichi Bei Times


Jill Togawa, Artistic Director, choreographer
Visual Artist: Ellen Bepp Musicians: Claudia Cuentas, Laura Inserra, Masayuki Koga (shakuhachi)
Dancers: Ruth Ichinaga, Michelle Fletcher, Arisika Razak, Sharon Sato, Olivia Eng & Jill Togawa

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2009 Calendar



“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.
 
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Past Performances

May 3, 2009   2pm
When Dreams Are Interrupted...
Work-in-progress performance

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

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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
or email: project@purplemoon.org.

 

 


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