About this submission
In this short form narrative dance piece, a young Japanese-American man seeks guidance from the past in order to overcome his modern identity crisis. Meanwhile in 1942, his great grandfather escapes an incarceration camp. Dance is used in this film as a way to explore physical catharsis, and tell a story through movement in place of traditional exposition. My goal with In Wake of the Crashing Dawn is to detail the cascading effects and cyclical nature of oppression in America and how we can heal through remembrance, opposed to burying the past.