January 30, 2018

Moving The Memories, 2 day workshop with Diavolo Dance

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Arts Connection, Mil-Tree and Diavolo Team up for Veterans’ Movement Workshop,
“Moving the Memories” 

Arts Connection and Mil-Tree present "Moving the Memories," a two-day movement workshop and presentation lead by Diavolo | Architecture in Motion© for veterans, active military and the community. This free workshop will take place at the Joshua Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California, and is sponsored in part by grant funding from the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA). VIA funded projects look to address the needs and improve the lives of California's veterans through the arts. The VIA program seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.

“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.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm with a performance at 6pm. To sign up, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

TO SIGN UP: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop hours:


10am-6pm lunch 1 hour


12pm- 4pm 

Presentation at 6pm


Artist and educator living in Redlands, CA.  

Website: www.giudiciwallis.com
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