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Tickets on Sale for DESCENT Nov 15, 16 in Troy, NY

On Nov 15 & 16th in Troy, NY at EMPAC / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, DESCENT will have its first performances following the sold-out premiere early this year in New York City. Buy your tickets today Download the official press release ************************** DESCENT by Kinetic Light Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Making Dance Film with a Disability Gaze

Pictured: A still image from test footage of an untitled film project choreographed by Alice Sheppard in collaboration with the dancers.  Alice races downhill on a ramp in her wheelchair with arms stretched behind in a forward dive and eyes locked on the shadowy silhouetted wheelchair user four feet ahead and downhill and in the [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Activism, Art, Media, Uncategorized|

What the Ramp Teaches by Georgina Kleege

It is almost a cliché in the dance world to say that the floor is a dancer’s partner. The dancer relies on the floor’s stability as the grounding for all movement. The floor is both the launching pad and landing platform for all jumps, the constant horizontal against which to perform turns and tilts. The [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|Art, Culture, Design, Disability, Technology|

Dance Magazine Cover July 2018: Alice Sheppard

It’s moments like this. Breath. Moments where the spotlight is so singularly bright that I’m grounded in the knowledge that “it’s never the shine of a single star that counts as success.  It’s the brilliant glow of a constellation of artists in community growing together and creating culture.” I’m thrilled to share the news of [...]

By | June 17th, 2018|Activism, Art, Dance, Disability, Gender, Race, Wheelchair|

Tickets on Sale for NYC Premiere of DESCENT

Breaking News! We are thrilled to announce details of the New York Premiere of DESCENT at New York Live Arts March 22, 23, 24 2018. Buy your tickets today Download the official press release Help spread the word by sharing our facebook announcement ************************** DESCENT by Kinetic Light Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves and [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Art, Dance, Disability, Feminism, Sexuality, Uncategorized, Wheelchair|

Ramp Magic

In 2016, choreographer/dancer Alice Sheppard and artist/design researcher Sara Hendren had a conversation about their mutual interest in ramps, and the magic began. Alice had founded the dance company Kinetic Light to produce work on a stage-sized ramp described below; Sara had an ongoing research interest in movement and play, ramps, and urban design. This post is from both of us. [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

On the road

The past weeks have been pretty incredible. I’ve been to UVa and Georgetown, and tonight as I write this I am getting ready to go to Chicago for a brief rehearsal for some choreography, New York for a symposium and film screening, Boston for a lecture-performance and design project. That’s a lot of travel. My [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by. You’ve landed on my professional blog site where you are likely to read an assortment of posts about my life as a disabled dancer and choreographer. OK. I admit, there’s probably going to be more as well. I’m pretty sure that once I get going, it will be hard to [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|