When Dreams are Interrupted

The Purple Moon Dance Project held its final performance of “When Dreams are Interrupted” yesterday, February 24, at the City Hall Rotunda. The historic City Hall building made a dramatic backdrop for the story both of the forced removal of countless Japanese Americans from the Bay Area during WWII, and of what they experienced upon their return from the camps. The performance, which marked the 30th anniversary of the local Japanese American community’s Day of Remembrance, provided an opportunity to reflect on the nature of equality, justice, endurance, and community. 

A powerful part of the dance piece was a performance of Daisy Satoda’s “King Cafe.” “King Cafe” is part of the upcoming anthology Making Home from War, which will be published by Heyday Books in the 2010 Fall/Winter season.