On Saturday, June 22, the River Raisin Centre for the Arts will present Echoes of War. An evening of history and beauty, the multimedia event celebrates the rich history of Monroe and the region’s pivotal role in the history of the United States of America.
Echoes of War will approach the pivotal battle during the War of 1812 from both a literary and an historical standpoint, in grateful remembrance of the toils and risks of those who made possible our freedom today. The conflict will be remembered with exhilarating performances by dance companies, musicians, choral groups, poetry and spoken word.
The performance is based upon the poems, not of great poets, but upon “the simple, home-spun effusions of the American Muse breathing the spirit of time: contributions to contemporary papers by subscribers, who in most cases, would not even sign their names.”
The poetry used in this production are taken from a collection of poems relating to evens of our last war with England entitled: “War: Echoes of 1812-13,” found in the Published Quarterly by St. John’s University, Toledo, Ohio.
“Dance and the performing arts have the power to not only encode memory, but also evoke it.” — Lora Wilson Mau