A collaborative performance project between a visual artist and a contemporary dance troupe, addressing the Japanese American Incarceration.
Collaboration by Wendy Maruyama, visual artist, The Tag Project/Executive Order 9066
and Jill Togawa, Artistic Director, Purple Moon Dance Project
Performance by Ruth Ichinaga, Sharon Sato and Jill Togawa
Videography by Xavier Vasquez
Music Score by Claudia Cuentas and Laura Inserra
Recorded Narration by Janice Mirikitani
Live Narration by Joyce Teague, Mich Himaka, and Pauline Guillermo Togawa
Production Support by Linda Canada and Jill Shiraki
Text by Jill Togawa and dancers;
with excerpts from Adios to Tears by Seiichi Higashide;
and “The Diamond Ring” by Ruth Okimoto, published in Making Home From War
Major funding for The Tag Project by California State Library - California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, Japanese American Citizens League of San Diego, and San Diego State University Art Council
Tour funding for When Dreams Are Interrupted by The California Arts Council, The California Council for the Humanities- California Stories Fund, James Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and The California Endowment
Initial funding for When Dreams Are Interrupted by The California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities – California Stories Fund, California State Library – California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, East Bay Community Foundation – East Bay Fund for Artists, Grants for the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund (GFTA), Horizons Foundation, James Irvine Foundation and The California Endowment
Community support by Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, San Diego Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, University Art Gallery at San Francisco State University, California Japanese American Community Leadership Council – Preserving California’s Japantowns.
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