Predation, victimization, art and rebirth in Mark Conway Thompson’s ‘Kimono’

By Steve Sucato Predation is a theme that movement artist Mark Conway Thompson says he has been returning to in his works since 2007. “That has a lot to do with what I think is wrong with the world today,” says Thompson. The domestic-violence case of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is just one example now in the headlines. Such episodes, along with … Continue reading Predation, victimization, art and rebirth in Mark Conway Thompson’s ‘Kimono’

Drugs, Butoh and ‘Events Leading Up to My Death’

By Steve Sucato Cleveland’s longest running annual dance series DanceWorks, presented by Cleveland Public Theatre, opens the second half of its 4-week run with a double bill featuring Tremont-based Antaeus Dance and Erie, Pennsylvania’s Shen & Bones Performance Group, April 24-26 at CPT’s  Gordon Square Theatre. Antaeus Dance will open the double bill with two premieres.  Dancer/choreographer Heather Koniz’s 10-minute trio “Let My Hero In” … Continue reading Drugs, Butoh and ‘Events Leading Up to My Death’