Fields of Migration: A Story Sharing Workshop

Photo from “Dreams Interrupted,” Purple Moon Dance Project (Hyphen Magazine)

Just returned from a workshop in San Jose’s Japantown, entitled “Fields of Migration: A Story Sharing Workshop,” which builds upon “When Dreams Are Interrupted,” a site specific multidisciplinary performance that examines the disruption of community with the forced upheaval and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, produced by Purple Moon Dance Project. Stories of local Japanese history were woven with stories of Filipino Americans, making for some very interesting and moving cross-cultural sharing. I found the autobiographical dance performance, “Lola Channing,” by Susan Almazol (also a sculptor) inspiring.