Image Description: Alice Sheppard in black leather jacket and metal studded boots balances on the tip of her footplate as she twists sideways to frame the rims of her wheelchair with her fingertips. Her face is in profile calmly focused. Her red and orange highlighted hair pops with the red stripe in her wheels and the red Dance Magazine title. Headline on the magazine cover reads: It’s time to redefine virtuosity: Alice Sheppard. Photo by Jayme Thornton.

July 2018 Cover of Dance Magazine. Photo by Jayme Thornton.

Select Article & Interviews

‘A Polestar of Disability Dance’

written by Kevin Gotkin for Dance Magazine. June 2018

‘The Women Building a New Art Form in the World of Dance’

written by Emily Nonko for VICE. January 2019

‘At the Intersection of Play, Pleasure and Disability’

written by Jennifer Edwards for The Dance Enthusiast. March 2018

‘One Of The Kind Performing Arts Festival, By And For The Disability Community’

written by Sarah Kim for Forbes. April 2019

‘On Expectation and Transformation’

written by T. Cole Rachel for The Creative Independent. March 2018

Roundtable with Sarah LaDuke [RADIO INTERVIEW]

WAMC. November 2018

BK Live with Brian Vines and Greg Johnson [TV INTERVIEW]

BRIC TV. March 2017

Written by Alice Sheppard

‘I Dance Because I Can’ The New York Times. February 2019

‘Choreographing the Physicality of My Bodies’ NEXT. April 2019

‘Staging Bodies, Performing Ramps: Cultural-Aesthetic Disability Technoscience’ Catalyst. April 2019

‘We The Future’ HUBweek. December 2018

PRESS CONTACT

Mariclare Hulbert

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PRESS RELEASES

March 14, 2019 Performance Space New York Presents I wanna be with you everywhere

Dec 16, 2018  Candace Feldman Hired as Managing Director

July 2018 Jacob’s Pillow Debut

Oct 12, 2018  EMPAC Residency & DESCENT

Feb 8, 2018   New York Premiere of DESCENT

KINETIC LIGHT PRESS

For reviews and press related specifically to the disability arts collective Kinetic Light and the touring production of DESCENT, please visit KineticLight.org press page [COMING SOON]

Alice Sheppard smiles with a microphone in her hand. Text reads: We The Future. HUBweek.

Alice Sheppard October 2018. Photo courtesy of HUBweek.

Alice Sheppard kneels on the lap of Laurel Lawson with arms wrapped around Laurel's head. They are both strapped into their wheelchairs and the background is recognizably the open windows of The Whitney Museum when looking at the Hudson River. Sculpted backs and arms and skin are spiraled with Alice's open face inhaling in mid-spin and Laurel’s left fingertips on her silver rim. Photo by Michael Kirby Smith.

Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson. Courtesy of The New York Times. Photo by Michael Kirby Smith.