“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.