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    "title": "The Camp Dance: The Music and The Memories (play)",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-Plays\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Name:The Camp Dance: The Music &amp; The Memories;\nFirstDate:2003-12;\nFinalDate:;\nLocation:;\nWriter:Soji Kashiwagi;\nDirector:;\nProducer:;\nCreative:;\nTechnical:;\nCharacters:;\nWebsite:;\nPlaybillLink:;\nIBDBID:;\nIODBID:;\nTheatricaliaID:;\nPublisher:;\nPubDate:;\nCurrentPublisher:;\nCurrentPubDate:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:plays;\nTitle:The Camp Dance: The Music and The Memories;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:;\nGenre:;\nPoV:;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:;\nFacility:;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Musical play set in an unidentified Japanese American concentration camp that is centered on the high school dances that took place in the camps as one of the centers of social life for teenagers. The play was written by Soji Kashiwagi and produced by the Grateful Crane ensemble in 2003. Grants from the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/California_Civil_Liberties_Public_Education_Program/\" title=\"California Civil Liberties Public Education Program\">\n   California Civil Liberties Public Education Program\n  </a>\n  supported performances of\n  <i>\n   The Camp Dance\n  </i>\n  in eight California cities in 2004, as well as the production of a soundtrack CD. As part of the show, the cast performs a variety of popular songs from the period. In some shows,\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Mary_Nomura/\" title=\"Mary Nomura\">\n   Mary Nomura\n  </a>\n  , a popular\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Nisei/\" title=\"Nisei\">\n   Nisei\n  </a>\n  singer known as the \"Songbird of Manzanar\" has performed with the cast. Since its inception,\n  <i>\n   The Camp Dance\n  </i>\n  in its original two-hour version and a fifty-minute version has been performed at a variety of venues and events in California and the West including the 2006\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Japanese_American_Citizens_League/\" title=\"Japanese American Citizens League\">\n   Japanese American Citizens League\n  </a>\n  national convention in Phoenix, Arizona; the 2008 dinner of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation in Washington, DC; and the 2010 Minidoka Civil Rights Symposium as part of the Minidoka Pilgrimage.\n </p>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Performance_History\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Performance_History\">\n    Performance History\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <table class=\"wikitable\">\n    <caption>\n     Full Version\n    </caption>\n    <tbody>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Venice Japanese American Community Center (Venice, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       December 2003\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Orange County Buddhist Church (Anaheim, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       December 2003\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Armstrong Theater (Torrance, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       February, 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Fresno Buddhist Church\t(Fresno, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       March 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Clovis Japanese Christian Church (Clovis, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       March 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Church (Los Angeles,CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       April 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Buddhist Church of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       San Jose Buddhist Church (San Jose, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Sacramento Buddhist Church (Sacramento, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Stockton Buddhist Church (Stockton, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       July 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Northwest Asian American Theater (Seattle, WA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       September 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Culver City High School, Venice Buddhist Church (Venice, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       October 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Manzanar National Historic Site\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       October 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Pasadena Buddhist Church (Pasadena, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       October 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Sacramento Buddhist Church (Sacramento, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       November 2004\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Aratani Japan America Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       March 2005\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Henry J. Mello Theater (Watsonville, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       April 2005\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Buddhist Church of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2005\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Grace First Presbyterian Church (Long Beach, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       September 2005\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Southwestern College, San Diego Japanese American Historical Society (San Diego, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       January 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Maryknoll Catholic Center (Los Angeles, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       February 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       San Fernando Japanese American Community Center (Arleta, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       May 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       JACL National Convention (Phoenix, AZ)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Ross Ragland Theater (Klamath Falls, OR)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       October 2007\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Teikyo Loretto Heights University (Denver, CO)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       November 2007\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       November 2009\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Unitarian Church (Fresno, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       September 2012\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n    </tbody>\n   </table>\n   <table class=\"wikitable\">\n    <caption>\n     Fifty Minute Version\n    </caption>\n    <tbody>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Civil Rights Symposium (Twin Falls, ID)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       June 2010\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Porterville College (Porterville, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       March 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Manzanar Pilgrimage, Lone Pine High School (Lone Pine, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       April 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Seattle Center (Seattle, WA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       May 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       University of Washington (Seattle, WA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       May 2006\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       University of California, Irvine Day of Remembrance (Irvine, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       February 2007\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       George Nakano Theater (Torrance, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       March 2007\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Capital Hilton, National Japanese American Memorial Monument Dinner (Washington, DC)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       April 2008\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n     <tr>\n      <td>\n       Porterville College (Porterville, CA)\n      </td>\n      <td>\n       April 2008\n      </td>\n     </tr>\n    </tbody>\n   </table>\n   <div id=\"authorByline\">\n    <b>\n     Authored by\n     <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Brian_Niiya/\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n      Brian Niiya\n     </a>\n     , Densho\n    </b>\n   </div>\n   <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n    Niiya, Brian\n   </div>\n   <div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n    <div class=\"section\" id=\"Related_Articles\">\n     <h2>\n      <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">\n       Related Articles\n      </span>\n     </h2>\n     <div class=\"section_content\">\n      <p class=\"mw-empty-elt\">\n      </p>\n      <div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n       <div class=\"section\" id=\"\">\n        <h3>\n         <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\">\n         </span>\n        </h3>\n        <div class=\"section_content\">\n         <p class=\"mw-empty-elt\">\n         </p>\n         <ul>\n         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