Features author David Maraniss, Robin Becker Dance Company
To commemorate Veteran’s Day, the Creative Arts Project at West Point will present Into Sunlight at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 in Robinson Auditorium in Thayer Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Into Sunlight uses artistic expression to examine the impact of the war at home and abroad. The evening will be an “informance,” a unique blend of artistic performance and informative talk including Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss and New York City’s Robin Becker Dance Company. Included in both Maraniss’ book and in the performance is a portrayal of Maj. Don Holleder’s actions and sacrifice in Vietnam. Holleder, for whom West Point’s Holleder Center is named, was an All-American end on the Army football team under Red Blaik.
The Creative Arts Project is part of West Point’s ongoing effort to deepen the ties between the Army and the society it serves by fostering, showcasing and hosting veteran and military artistic expression. This outreach develops cadets’ appreciation for and understanding of the varied creative energies that infuse the profession of arms with both the power of storytelling through art and the capacity to bring unique perspectives to overtly ambiguous situations.