Day of Dialogue, Democracy, and Dance Held in Wake County
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
On Saturday, April 27, Wildacres Leadership Initiative joined with Black Box Dance Theatre, the NC Arts Council, Arts Together in Raleigh, and the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government for a full day of discussion, storytelling, and movement to address the impacts of military service on families in North Carolina.
Representatives from the USO of NC and the Arts Council of Fayetteville also joined this gathering in Raleigh. Friday Fellow Peter Skillern (Class of 1997) joined the daytime workshop and participated fully (see picture above).
The daytime workshop and evening performance brought together people of all ages. Children of military families, a veteran of Iraq, a Vietnam era draftee, and a community member nearly 80 years of age were just a few that joined the group during the day.
One goal of the day was to hear the stories of how military service impacts lives. Using those stories and other information, the group created movements to express some things that may be difficult to express in words. In this way, movement and listening could be healing and help (re)build relationship.
Considering these goals, please reflect and engage with some of the day’s stories in the links below.
Univision 40 North Carolina produced a two-part report on the Day of Dialogue, Democracy, and Dance.
To view part 1, click here
To view part 2, click here
To view professional photographs in the Black Box Dance Theatre's Facebook album, click here
To view photographs in the Friday Fellowship's Facebook album, click here
To view a video from the evening performance on the Friday Fellowship’s Instagram, click here
To view a different video from the evening performance on the Friday Fellowship’s Twitter, click here
To view a video from a preview event at the NC Museum of Art held on April 14 from the Friday Fellowship’s Twitter, click here