“KIM” by Kimberly Landle
In honor of Domestic Violence Action Month, Kimberly Landle, founder of Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company in Philadelphia, created a short documentary to share her story of how dance helped her overcome an abusive relationship. Narrated by Landle, she discusses the mental and physical abuse she experienced and how the safety of dance led her to create a company that advocates for women and survivors of abuse. Her mission is to raise awareness using dance and to ignite conversations about love, abuse and the strength to overcome. Directed by Maria Vattimo, with Aidan Guynes as director of photography, “KIM” is presented by WEAVE, Inc. and ACE Resource Network, two organizations dedicated to bringing an end to domestic violence and the intergenerational trauma it causes.