“Into Sunlight,” the dance piece created last year by the Robin Becker Dance group in New York, will have its Washington, D.C., premiere on Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, at 8:00 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center’s Gonda Theatre.
The work was inspired by the journalist David Maraniss’s excellent 2003 book,They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace: America and Vietnam, October 1967. In it, Maraniss examines two events that took place that month: the decimation of a battalion of U.S. Army First Infantry Division troops in South Vietnam, and the violence that ensued on the University of Wisconsin campus during a student protest against the Dow Chemical Company.
At both D.C. performances, Maraniss will be on hand to introduce the dance and take part in a post-show discussion with the artists and audience.
Tickets are $18 for general admission and $10 for students and veterans. For info, go to http://performingarts.georgetown.edu or call 202-687-2787.
Posted on January 17th 2012 in Dance