It’s WWII and a Nisei, 2nd generation Japanese American soldier has to overcome bigotry displayed against him and his family by the very country he is fighting to protect. This legacy unfolds in a ballet of love, strength and honor.
Covenant Ballet Theatre annually pays tribute to World War II Japanese-American veterans with the free online viewing of The Nisei Project in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Bringing this story to the stage was extremely personal and emotional for me. I hope that all who view it experience and embrace the impact of this legacy. Being able to share this ballet is a way that I feel CBT can give back to the community.
- Marla Hirokawa, Artistic Director