Soldiers are coming home from long and controversial wars. Some are healthy, some are wounded, some carry deep psychological traumas. For some, integrating into civilian society can be difficult and painful. This workshop performance of "Unraveling Veterans" seeks to relieve these traumas by working with veterans to tell their stories through dance.
Storytelling Workshop to follow performance.
The completed project will premiere at the National Veterans Art Museum at 3pm and 8pm on May 31st, June 7th and 14th 2014.
All performances are free and open to the public.
Directed by Jack Ryan
Written by Ellyzabeth Adler and Jack Ryan
Choreographed by Ellyzabeth Adler, Jack Ryan and Cast
Cast: Christopher Young, Alex St. John, Matthew Webb, Isaac Samelson, Maren Rosenberg, Jack Ryan, Lauren Parets, Lisa Leszczewicz, Shane Rhodes, Ellyzabeth Adler, McKenna Liesman
If you or someone you know is in interested in telling your story or getting involved please contact us at: Info@danztheatre.org
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, which unites all art media and to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind. As an Ensemble, we collaboratively create thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts and literary text. We are dedicated to "performance with a purpose. www.danztheatre.org
CDE is in residence through the Chicago Park District's Arts Parnter in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks.
About Team Red, White and Blue
Team RWB is transforming the way that America supports its veterans when they return from combat. We are creating communities of veterans, their families, and American citizens that enjoy authentic interaction through physical and social activities and events all across the country. Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together. These programs are at the core of Team RWB?s mission. Join the team at http://teamrwb.org/get-involved/join-the-team
Support for "Unraveling Veterans" provided by the Boeing Foundation with additional support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, as well as many private and individual donors. . http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/Unravelling-Veterans-Dance-Performance8/