Activism

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 about [...]

By |2019-03-20T19:21:01-07:00March 1st, 2019|Activism, Art, Disability, Feminism|

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 |2019-03-20T09:24:23-07:00September 13th, 2018|Activism, Art, Media, Uncategorized|

Dance Magazine Cover July 2018

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 |2019-03-20T19:21:58-07:00June 17th, 2018|Activism, Art, Dance, Disability, Gender, Race, Wheelchair|