Warmamas is a project about a special group of mothers. They are the mothers of soldiers who serve - or have served - in our military in a time of war. The majority of these soldiers have been deployed to the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Most have returned home. Some have not. This project attempts to provide the mothers of these soldiers a public platform on which to tell their own stories, each narrative as unique as it is universal.
The harrowing effects of war are seen throughout the societies it touches. But families, especially mothers, often bear the burdens of loss and grief. This Friday and Saturday, the physically integrated company Karen Peterson and Dancers, in collaboration with visual artist Maria Lino and Warmamas oral history project creator Patricia Figueroa Sowers, will premiere Warmamas: A Performanceat the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. “In wars, the women always pick up the pieces,” sa
The journey to the battlefront is a long one. It starts at home and usually ends at home. It is the neverending universal ritual of a mother letting go to send her child off to war and the same mother welcoming a new, changed, person back. She understands what it is like to imagine late at night the sound a car pulling up, footsteps shuffling up the steps, and the knock on the door. She is the one who helps the war-weary son put himself back together and once again become par
Karen Peterson and Dancers take a hard look at the impact of war BY CAMERON BASDEN In America, we have so much. Even in the most challenging, difficult times, our ability to get support, advice and resources is extensive. It is an all too familiar path to be oblivious to the struggles that are ongoing, the daily battles that are faced by so many. Karen Peterson and her physically integrated dance company, Karen Peterson and Dancers (KPD), tackles this tough and at times, unco