Tags: Vichy France

Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

A dance production with dialogue, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane is based on an oral history Bill T. Jones conducted with 95-year-old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker and World War II survivor. Amelan’s harrowing, touching and inspirational story is broken into approximately 25 episodes that become the basis for choreography and songs. The piece chronicles her early life in Belgium, her mother’s death as the Germans were marching into Belgium, and her experiences working at an underground Jewish organization in Vichy France’s internment camps, Gurs and Rivesaltes.