2:00 pm | $12/$10 members & Veterans/$6 kids 12 under, 2:00 pm
Exit 12 dance on film performances + 23 min Documentary Short Moved by War
“One percent of our population serves in the military, and an even smaller number serves in war … “How do we take all of this remote and little understood experience and inspire the audience to positive action? I want to motivate them to do something.” Roman Baca
When Roman Baca returned from Iraq in 2007, he was ravaged by depression and anger. Finally, on the urging of his wife, he founded Exit 12 Dance Company, a small troupe with a goal of inspiring conversations about the lasting effects of violence and conflict. Through Exit12, he began to get involved in art and healing for military veterans. Baca has since choreographed a military-themed Nutcracker and created an initiative with New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to have Exit12 perform on the aircraft carrier’s deck every Memorial Day.
At the Rosendale, we will show dance on film performances by Exit 12 plus, Moved by War a short film about the impact of dance in helping Veterans heal.
Exit 12 Director: Mohammad Gorjestani
Music composed by: William Ryan Fritch
Cast: Roman Baca