fireWALL Dance Theater and off the WALL Productions, are proud to present Kimono, a new movement theater work developed and choreographed by local actor and movement specialist Mark C. Thompson.
Kimono aspires to recount a disturbing story, juxtaposing scenes of ugliness and beauty in an eerily beautiful way, as it deals with the subject of predation and victimization in a form that resembles a parable. It 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 doorstep, a traumatized man, an artist, reconstitutes his life through the transformational work of creating beautiful kimonos. The result is that together they discover the will and courage to do what remains to be done — to call out, expose, and symbolically drive back the predator.
Exciting. Moving. Stirring. Kimono is all of these. This unique production is the result of a particularly gratifying collaboration between all involved, and is right in line with off the WALL’s mission – to bring new works and developments to fruition and to support local artists.
Depicting a story too often hidden in shame, covered up in protection of the culprit, the story of Kimono boldly speaks of social injustice, giving predation what it deserves – to be called out, exposed and driven back.
Performances: March 18-19, 24-26 @ 8:00 pm; March 20 @3:00pm
A New Work, developed and choreographed by Mark C. Thompson
Featuring Mark C. Thompson, Moriah Ella Mason, Alexandra Bodnarchuk, and Ryan Bergman
Mature Audiences only. Kimono features adult themes and female and male nudity.