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GAMAN (我慢、がまん), A DANCE/THEATER WORK by CORE Performance Company
CORE Performance Company presents four public performances of their new dance/theater work, Gaman (我慢、がまん) in Arkansas this November, and UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication will host one of the performances in Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. This richly layered evening-length performance of contemporary dance, art and music has been created to honor and remember the U.S. citizens of Japanese descent who were interned on American soil during World War II. Of the ten camps operated by the War Relocation Authority in the western United States, two camps were located in rural Arkansas. The Arkansas camps, Rohwer and Jerome were the forced home of more than 8,475 citizens. The word, “gaman” is a Japanese word of Zen Buddhist origin which means “enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.
Gaman explores how challenges can be overcome by courage; and expresses the conflicting emotions of sorrow and joy, confinement and liberation experienced by the interned Japanese-American citizens. The professional artists of CORE Performance Company, under the artistic direction of Sue Schroeder, have collaborated with renowned visual artists, composers and writers to create a universal experience from the historical events.
To reserve tickets, please call the Reynolds Box Office (501) 450-3265 Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.