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Chapman University’s Musco Center to premier Orange County edition of “DIAVOLO’s” Veterans Project

Through a program called The Veterans Project, the internationally-acclaimed dance company “DIAVOLO” will join its professional dancers onstage with a half-dozen U.S. military veterans whose personal stories will go into creating a public performance that will launch Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts’ 2019-20 season.

The performance will debut Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Musco Center for the Arts (1 University Drive, Orange, CA 92866).

Veterans will have the opportunity to tell their story, through art and dance, in this collaboration between DIAVOLO, Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman’s Veterans Resource Center and the Center for the Study of War and Society. The project’s artistic leadership will sit with veterans during interview sessions to hear their stories of war, sacrifice and survival, and will weave the veterans’ remembrances into a 25-minute dance piece.

Selected veterans will join the dance company as performers, participating in a series of workshops at Chapman University. Participation in The Veterans Project is open to veterans in the community. To sign up, please contact Amanda Rountreee at [email protected] or register online here. Interview sessions will be held on July 13 and 14.

This article was released by Chapman University.