VOL. 27 - NO. 17
AUG 14 - 21, 2022
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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Livermore Valley Arts Celebrates a Variety of American Stories in the Coming Months

Jun 24, 2022
Livermore Valley Arts is honored to be able to present at the Bankhead Theater a number of upcoming performances and exhibitions that not only discuss events relevant to Americans today, but also explore and expand upon the idea of what it means to be American. On Saturday, August 27, San Francisco-based Nava Dance Theatre and Rupy C. Tut will present “Broken Seeds Still Grow,” a moving, multi-disciplinary dance and visual art production exploring the continuing impact of the 1947 British India Partition. The performance examines the hyphenated-American, immigrant experience, linking it to the displacement of their ancestors during Partition. This creative inquiry sources poetry, eyewitness accounts, and current events to understand the current politicaL climate while reflecting on what it means to belong somewhere.

A few months later in February of the new year, “Violins of Hope” will be making a rare appearance in the United States right here in the Tri-Valley, with both an exhibition as well as three music performances where the instruments will be played, right at the Bankhead. This powerful performance and exhibition is a collection of Holocaust related string instruments housed in Tel Aviv, Israel that serves to educate and memorialize the lives of prisoners in concentration camps through concerts, exhibitions, and other projects. “The East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) is honored to bring the Violins of Hope to the East Bay” states Larry Lagin, EBHEC President and Livermore resident. “EBHEC’s mission is serve as a comprehensive resource center to the educate people of all faiths in the San Francisco East Bay about the Holocaust and to honor its victims. Since being formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, EBHEC has presented over 15 Holocaust education programs to the East Bay communities, many of them free to the public. We hope everyone will take advantage of this amazing educational opportunity to hear the music of the Violins and their stories come to life again.” Tickets for Broken Seeds Still Grow are on sale now, while tickets for Violins of Hope go on sale on July 1. The public is invited to treasure and learn from these histories at both of these events, performing at the Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore.

These performances at the Bankhead Theater (2400 First Street) in Livermore, CA. are part of LVA’s core value and belief that everyone in the Tri-Valley should have the opportunity to experience a variety of arts, that reflect such a wonderfully diverse community in the Tri-Valley. For more information please visit www.LivermoreArts.org.

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Photo caption: Violins of Hope co-founder Avshi Weinstein.


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