Exit 12 Dance Company
EXIT12 is a contemporary dance company committed to creating and performing works of high cultural significance that inspire conversations about worldly differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Through movement, Exit12 educates audiences about the reality of war, advocates diversity and mutual understanding through cultural exchange, and champions the humanity and dignity of all persons. Live-Streamed on February 20, 2013.
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Dedicated to channeling veterans stories and experiences through dance, EXIT12 supports and advances the notion that art heals, and is devoted to serving those who have been touched by conflict by expressing their stories. Artistic Director Roman Baca is an Iraq War Veteran and trained classical dancer who has used dance to help in his transition back into life after war. He has since returned to Iraq to educate children about dance as a vehicle for telling stories.
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“Yarjuun,” with recreated choreography by youth in Erbil and Kirkuk “Homecoming,” the company’s signature piece set to real letters written to soldiers in Iraq “Conflict(ed),” which explores the similarities and differences of our enemies “Re-E-Volution,” referencing the Arab Spring uprisings Solos created to poems from the Warrior Writers organization Cast: Roman Baca Lisa Fitzgerald Meaghan Doherty Adrienne de la Fuente Paige Grimard Chloe Slade David Claps Aaron Atkins Taylor Gordon