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Kimono - a new work

Developed and choreographed by Mark C. Thompson

Kimono explores the theme of social justice through the experience of victims, the evil of predation, and the culpability of predators.

With the help of a woman who appears on his doorsteps, a traumatized man, an artist, reconstituted his life through the transformational work of creating beautiful kimonos. The result is that together they discover the will and courage to do that remaining thing that should be done — to call out, expose, and symbolically drive back the predator.

Kimono deals with the subject of predation and victimization in a form that would like to resemble a parable. Moreover, it aspires to recount a terrible story in an eerily beautiful way, juxtaposing scenes of ugliness with very beautiful ones.

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