YOUR DANCE UP CLOSE: Presenting "KIM" (2020)- Dancer Kimberly Landle's Award Winning Short Film on Surviving Domestic Violence
For Kimberly Landle, dancing had always been a source of joy, a means of processing, and sometimes even an escape. But when the Philadelphia-based professional dancer and artistic director of Klassic Contemporary Ballet found herself trapped in a relationship in which she was manipulated and belittled by her partner, the studio became the only place where she felt human.
When the relationship became physically abusive, she knew she had to get out and speak out. With “KIM”, an 8-minute documentary that tells her personal story of surviving a violent relationship, Landle’s passion for dancing takes on a new role, allowing her to process and heal by sharing her experience, educating others, and empowering survivors.
KIM has already been the recipient of a dozen leading film festival awards and nominations, and premiered on October 7th for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in partnership with WEAVE and NumberStory.org, organizations dedicated to ending domestic violence. -Theo Boguszewski
Read Theo's Interview with Kimberly Landle on The Dance Enthusiast ---here