“Life Interrupted” is a provocative series of vignettes that provide a window into the lives so severely impacted by the fear running rampant in our country after the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. “Life Interrupted” will premiere in CORE’s other home city, Houston, Texas, September 18, and tour to some of the sites of the camps beginning with Arkansas in November. It will come home to Atlanta in 2016, the 70th anniversary of the closing of the last internment camp. It is also the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which provided some of the grant money to begin work on this piece, and which is home to a number of the concentration camps: Manzanar, Minidoka, and Tule Lake, to name a few.
Set aside an afternoon or evening to see this work. I can’t promise you a rousing good time, but I can assure you that you will leave with a different, more thoughtful view of the American landscape between 1941 and 1946; a renewed faith in the resiliency of the human race; and just a bit of awe of the ability of contemporary dance to touch your heart and expose the human condition — and the human ability to conquer adversity.