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All Camps Swing Dance at the Japanese American National Museum is on June 17, 2023

Celebrate the resilience of a community in struggle through swing music and dance as part of JANM’s exhibition Don’t Fence Me In

Explore the impact of swing music and dance on youth in America’s concentration camps in the public program “From Barbed Wire to Boogie Woogie: All Camps Swing Dance with The Fabulous Esquires Big Band.” This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps.

This program is the second part of the public program “From Barbed Wire to Boogie Woogie: A Conversation with WWII Concentration Camp Survivors” from 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. (tickets sold and priced separately), which will explore what it was like to be a young person making the best of a difficult situation through a conversation with dance preservationist Rusty Frank and camp survivors June Aochi Berk and Takayo Tsubochi Fischer.

June 17, 2023 from 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

$10 General, $5 Members

This special event will feature:

Aratani Central Hall
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012



About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans as well as a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 70 exhibitions onsite while traveling 17 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. JANM is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 p.m.–8 p.m. JANM is free every third Thursday of the month. On all other Thursdays, JANM is free from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. For more information, visit or follow us on social media @jamuseum.