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Nazmo Dance Collective presents "Matters of Facts" at CPR
Nazmo Dance Collective
About Matters of Facts
Matters of Facts is a dance performance and discussion event that combines movement with images, video, interviews and interactive animation to depict prisoner of war camps that existed throughout the United States during World War II. Very few living Americans are aware that these prisoner of war camps existed on the home front, despite the large impact they had on the surrounding communities. While quality of life for prisoners was held to a standard by Geneva Convention law, treatment within the United States exceeded that level. Captured soldiers described the camps fondly; it was a place where they were free to study, play sports, create music and theater clubs, and eat decent food. Small communities surrounding the POW camps experienced an economic boom.
This project intends to be more than a performance – it is a multimedia dance experience. It will move audiences to do more than merely observe, immersing them in Camp Aliceville and engaging them to walk around and through the performance space as the dancers move. Matters of Facts is a dance work that teaches, entertains and challenges modern day audiences to confront the present in light of a little-known piece of America’s past. How are we manipulated by what government and media choose to make public? Is it a problem when historical bias influences education? How should we pass down our current present for future generations? After experiencing this performance, audience members are invited to a post-performance discussion session with the choreographer, dancers and composer to talk about their reactions.
About Nazmo Dance Collective
Nazmo Dance Collective creates and performs original work by artistic director and founder Danielle Kipnis. Formed to promote innovative dance performance by pushing the boundaries of conventional movement, Nazmo Dance Collective has captured national attention through its interdisciplinary, collaborative, and site-specific works for Art Basel, at the New World Symphony and Gibney Dance Center. Danielle’s dance films have been presented at several film festivals including, Cucalorus, ScreenDance Miami, and Dance on Camera in Lincoln Center. The Collective uses movement to cultivate conversation regarding personal, social, and political relationships and perspectives.
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