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Choreography, Performance and Poetry by Dawn Kramer
Camera and editing by Stephen Buck
Percussion Composed and Performed by Kenny Kozol
Ofelia's Dream courtesy of BenSound
Created for Massachusetts Peace Action


A representative of Massachusetts Peace Action asked me to participate in a national commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the terrible bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These events happened the same year I was born so I felt a special obligation to respond. My response started by writing two 17-syllable poems, an homage to the Haiku form, and then created a dance video with Stephen. The piece is less than three minutes, and the words are embedded with the movement. Below is a link to the national site which has the full schedule of online events for both August 6 and August 9, the anniversaries of the bombings. There are many distinguished speakers on the roster. I encourage you to watch as much of them as you can. My piece is scheduled to air August 6th at 1:55 EDT.

You can find more information and the full schedule here

Schedule as of July 29

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