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We are a non-profit organization based in Raleigh, NC. Our mission is to celebrate our local and global communities through non-fiction dance.
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Over the years Black Box has had the opportunity to work with military and veteran communities across North Carolina and have been inspired by those who have served, spouses, family, and friends. In the Spring of 2019, Day of Dialogue allowed Black Box to connected for a day of conversations, art-making and dancing to explore some of the complex issues our military and veterans face. At the end of the day, workshop members and military participants came together for a powerful performance incorporating the stories told throughout the day. Touched by this impactful day, Black Box knew more would come from Day of Dialogue, but were left thinking “what next” ?
BBDT spent the summer fueled by the energy, insistence, and artistry of those met through dance. Feeling like there was much to be told and explored, we began making what would become PATRIOT. In the fall, Black Box traveled to Boston, where they worked with military participants and local dancers at The Dance Complex. During this expanded three part workshop series all active duty military, veterans, their families and the dance artist community were invited again to explore complex issues facing our veteran and active duty military and culminated in a collaborative performance piece.
PATRIOT is a collection of personal stories of service, sacrifice, and soul-searching gathered over the years. Black Box dance theater along with veterans and the military community will premiere an original dance work made through a series of workshops exploring the complex challenges facing our military in America 2019. Here’s what’s being said by those we’ve met along the way:
“If ever there was a need for the power of embodied movement in telling one's story it seems that this is it. Black Box Dance Theatre of Raleigh NC work with active military service members and veterans to tell the stories that are hard to put into words. Their work with these communities tells a story more powerfully than others that I have seen.” Jim Stiles (Audience)