Writing Home: The Stories of American Veterans in Words, Dance, & Theater

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When and Where:
Friday, November 11, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
at Theater at the Fort

8920 Otis Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46216

Writing Home
Dance Kaleidoscope


Event Description:

Theater, spoken word, and movement performed by Dance Kaleidoscope, veterans, and actors will evoke a sense of wonder, understanding, and appreciation for all. 

Get a personal glimpse at what veterans think and feel through this multidisciplinary endeavor that provides veterans an opportunity to share their feelings and express themselves through written and spoken word and creative movement. This unforgettable experience will tie the past, present and future together allowing people to ponder and experience “home” in a unique way.

As attendees enter the auditorium, they will hear music and will be asked to share thoughts about “home” and a veteran they know. Or, if they are a veteran, their own thoughts of home.  A postcard on each chair may be used as a  conversation prompt before a brief museum theater piece brings to life a series of letters from the IHS Collections between Norman Vandivier, an Indiana naval aviator stationed in the Pacific during WWII, and his parents. 

The event is cap stoned by the readings of veterans previously involved in writing workshops with the Indiana Writer’s Center. Their words are followed by creative dance interpretations created and performed by Dance Kaleidoscope. All are invited to remain after the program, enjoy refreshments, and share thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Learn from the veterans and be provided with an unforgettable experience that will tie the past, present and future together allowing people to ponder and experience “home” in a unique way.

RSVP by Nov. 11

Presented by JCC Indianapolis, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana Writers Center, Indiana Historical Society, and Jewish Family Services.

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, Nov. 11, 10-11:30am (Theater at the Fort)
Friday, Nov. 11, 1-2:30pm (Theater at the Fort)
Sunday, Nov. 13, 10-11:30am (Arthur M. Glick JCC)
Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:30-3pm (Arthur M. Glick JCC)

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