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Dancer Emily Hanscam lies on stage in a pool of golden light during a rehearsal for the Whitman Dance Theater presentation of Minidoka, a remembrance of war, suffering and hope for healing. Minidoka is inspired by A Cold Wind from Idaho, Lawrence Matsuda's poetic tribute to the Japanese and Japanese Americans who lived in the U.S. internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho, during World War II.

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'Minidoka' interprets poems about an internment camp

Poet Lawrence Matsuda was born in a Japanese internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho.

Whitman College will present a dance performance based on Seattle poet Lawrence Matsuda's poems about his parents' experiences in internment camps in Minidoka, Idaho.'Minidoka” will be performed 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cordiner Hall on the Whitman C


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