The 150th anniversary of our Civil War offers a potent context for issues that continue to impact our lives. A pioneer in the world of contemporary dance, Liz Lerman’s newest theatrical dance piece explores the experiences of the healers tasked with treating the physical and psychic wounds of battle. “Healing Wars” inquires into the matters of healing in wartime, innovation during stress, and the question of how individuals and societies absorb the pain of war. Developed in residencies across the country, “Healing Wars” includes video imagery from Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, and in the fMRI labs of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke. The professional ensemble features former Marine Joshua Bleill, who lost both his legs above the knee in an IED attack in Iraq in 2006.