Art in the Service of Understanding

Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities

This series explores the intersection between art and military service.

Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities
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Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities

19 November 2017

Maureen White shares what emerged at the March 2017 arts and military convening “Art in the Service of Understanding,” produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts and HowlRound.

The Business of War Dancing
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The Business of War Dancing

Exit12 Dance Company’s Aggressed and This is War

11 March 2017

Artistic Director Roman Baca discusses Aggressed and This is War, two dance theatre pieces by Exit12 Dance Company inspired by indigenous war dances.

An Arts and Military Community Challenge Coin
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An Arts and Military Community Challenge Coin

10 March 2017

Nolen Bivens challenges communities to set up an Arts and Military Community Health and Wellness Ecosystem.

Beyond the Argument
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Beyond the Argument

Art as Antidote

9 March 2017

Jonathan Wei, Executive Director of The Telling Project, meditates on war and the military, advocating art as an investigative tool for understanding and transformation.

Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art
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Communicating the Human Experience of War—Through Art

8 March 2017

Dr. Arthur S. DeGroat writes about the power art has to accurately communicate the experience of war, and the importance of that in our current era.

to go again
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to go again

A Dance Theatre Story of Veteran Resilience

7 March 2017

Director Judith Smith discusses her company’s collaboration with Choreographer Joe Goode for to go again, a dance theatre piece that explores the lives of veterans with disabilities.

Peace, Love, and Post-Traumatic Growth with the Combat Hippies
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Peace, Love, and Post-Traumatic Growth with the Combat Hippies

6 March 2017

Anthony Torres writes about how making art with other veterans has shaped his life.

Crossing Over
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Crossing Over

Arts, Military, and Passing to the Other Side

5 March 2017

Renowned choreographer and creator of the Critical Response Method, Liz Lerman, addresses the experience of war in her life and work.

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Series are collections of content curated around a specific theme. HowlRound works with curators to develop topical pieces meant to spotlight current events and happenings within the commons.