Fri, Nov 11|
THE NISEI PROJECT Online Showing
Covenant Ballet Theatre will pay special tribute to World War II Japanese-American veterans by hosting a two-week free online viewing of THE NISEI PROJECT in honor of Veterans’ Day 2022.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2022, 9:00 AM EST – Nov 25, 2022, 9:00 PM EST
About the Event
Covenant Ballet Theatre (CBT) will pay tribute to World War II Japanese American veterans by hosting a two-week free online viewing of The Nisei Project in honor of Veterans’ Day. The screening begins on Friday, November 11, at 9am ET and continues through Friday, November 25, at 9pm ET at www.niseiproject.com and on YouTube. The Nisei Project (Nisei) is a narrative ballet conceived and choreographed by CBT Artistic Director and Founder, Marla Hirokawa, in honor of her late father and his comrades in the World War II Japanese American segregated units of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Together they were the most highly decorated and suffered the greatest number of casualties of any unit in American military history. Nisei utilizes a variety of dance forms to tell a powerful story of discrimination, separation, battle, and honor. In the final scene, veterans are brought onstage to be thanked and honored as a way of extending Nisei's message of gratitude to all veterans of U.S. wars.