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My Promise in Accepting the Juried Bessie Award

Remarks published here after being shared verbally when accepting The 2019 Juried Bessie Award announced on July 10, 2019 in New York City. Thank you for being here tonight at this incredible celebration. This is a WOW moment. Thank you Carlota, Pam, and Abby for seeing into my work and for recognizing its beauty and [...]

By |2019-07-11T18:45:53-07:00July 11th, 2019|News|

REVEL IN YOUR BODY screens at Dance on Camera July 13, 2019

REVEL IN YOUR BODY, a dance film directed by Katherine Helen Fisher and starring Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson of Kinetic Light, will have it's NYC Premiere at The Dance on Camera Festival on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The 60-minute screening will be a program of selected dance film shorts and end with a 20 [...]

By |2019-06-28T17:58:55-07:00June 28th, 2019|News|

Crip Technoscience Featured in Catalyst Journal

Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience features Crip Technoscience as a topic in recently published journal Vol 5 No 1. Edited by Kelly Fritsch, Aimi Hamraie, Mara Mills and David Serlin.  With essays written by: Alice Sheppard, Alison Kafer, Alice Wong, Eunjung Kim and others. 'I see technology not as a device or product, [...]

By |2019-04-03T19:47:14-07:00April 3rd, 2019|Technology|

Call to Action! Mobilizing Citizen Editors to Create Wikipedia Pages for Disabled Artists

This week The New York Times published, I Dance Because I Can, a piece I wrote for their ongoing Disability Opinion series. I share in the piece what dancing feels like and why I make the artistic choices I make. In some ways, this was an opportunity to correct many of the assumptions that are made [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:21:58-07:00March 1st, 2019|Activism, Art, Disability, Feminism, News|

Video Experiments with Ryan Jenkins, Steadicam Artist

  Guest Interview by Lisa Niedermeyer **** Lisa: Hi Ryan, tell us a bit about your background as an artist, cinematographer, and Steadicam operator. Ryan: Hi! First off thanks so much for talking to me and being interested in my work as a technician and operator! I have been working for the last [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:54:29-07:00January 27th, 2019|Behind The Scenes, Kinetic Light Blog|

Candace L. Feldman joins Disability Dance Works as Managing Director

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE Alice Sheppard welcomes Candace L. Feldman as Managing Director of Disability Dance Works, LLC. A respected arts administrator and leader with more than a decade of experience producing and presenting across the United States, Feldman joins a growing team of professionals from the arts, technology, and social justice sectors working together [...]

By |2019-06-06T14:54:38-07:00December 6th, 2018|Kinetic Light Blog, News|

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 |2019-06-06T14:52:28-07:00October 12th, 2018|Kinetic Light Blog, News|

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 |2019-03-22T19:32:45-07:00September 13th, 2018|Behind The Scenes|