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EXIT12 Dance Company Honors Veterans with World Premiere

Mindful Memorial Day Performance


WHAT:         EXIT12 performs a new work choreographed by Gold Star family and company dancer Taylor Gordon

with music by Iraq War veteran Jason Moon. The ballet, commissioned by the DADvocacy Consulting Group’s (DCG) Daddy Appleseed Fund, focuses on the family side of the military experience with an emphasis on fatherhood.


WHEN:        Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, 1pm ET


WHO/                    EXIT12

CONTACTS:         Armor Down

DADvocacy Consulting Group


WHERE:       The Women’s Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

The performance will take place as part of Armor Down’s Mindful Memorial Day and be accompanied by a living memorial of almost 7,000 honor ribbons affixed with the names of each veteran killed in service to the nation since September 11, 2001.



EXIT12 is a contemporary dance company committed to creating and performing works of high cultural significance that inspire conversations about worldly differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Founded in 2007 by Marine Roman Baca, EXIT12 is devoted to serving those who have been touched by conflict by expressing their stories.


ABOUT Armor Down

Armor Down is a Washington, DC-based Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

dedicated to helping our military service members make a successful transition back to civilian

life. The nonprofit Mindful Memorial Foundation was established specifically to present this

event on an annual basis given the appalling suicide rate among veterans.


ABOUT DADvocacy Consulting Group

DCG believes that almost every parent, who is willing to try, can become the parent they want to be. Founded in 2017 by DADvocate Allan Shedlin, DCG’s mission is to inspire and enable every father to become the dad he wants to be – for the good of his children, family, community, and himself.

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