“Moving the Memories,” will be equal parts community, creativity and discovery. The two-day workshop uses DIAVOLO's signature style of Architecture in Motion© as a tool to help connect civilians and veterans. A series of unique trust and teamwork exercises, as well as individual expression through voice and text, ignite participants to connect with one another on a deeper level. Once achieved, professional choreographers help guide participants into a culminating presentation.
Diavolo began working with veterans in 2016. Their work promotes understanding as a basis for empathy towards our veteran community as an act of public good; it offers audience members a new conceptual understanding of the human dimensions of military service and reintegration as an alternative to current “victim-hero” stereotypes; and provides residency programs in conjunction with the performances, enabling veterans around the country to engage in movement arts.
Mil-Tree is a non-profit organization, founded in response to the need to welcome home our war veterans and embrace them within the larger folds of society.Working in the Morongo Basin, a region that is home to a large active and veteran population, Mil-Tree’s offers a variety of opportunities to support veterans as they re-enter civilian life. Programming includes workshops in the arts — visual, musical, acting, and movement; discussions and readings, hikes and rock climbing — and all things creative and transformational. The core work of Mil-Tree is to provide community support by creating bonds of trust and deep listening.
Arts Connection is the non-profit arts council of San Bernardino County. Their mission is dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality and enriching lives throughout the communities we serve by providing support, promotion, education, and advocacy for the arts. This is the third project that they have collaborated with Mil-Tree on, and they are excited to be able to support this veterans movement workshop.
10am-6pm lunch 1 hour
Presentation at 6pm