The atomic bomb that dropped on Hiroshima changed everything, especially for 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki. In a concord of contemporary dance and original music her true story, captured in a play by Kathryn Schultz Miller, lives on. Following a five-star debut in 2018, The Gemini Collective pay homage to the girl who sparked a movement of peace.
“These paper cranes were folded from medicine wrapping paper and other scraps by Sadako Sasaki, who was hospitalized with Leukemia, causes by the atomic bombing. In Japan it has long been believed that a wish would be granted to those who folded a thousand paper cranes. Sadako folded paper cranes hoping for a cure, but her condition only worsened. She died after fighting her disease for eight months.” Picture taken from our trip to Japan in August 2017.