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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 |2019-03-22T19:33:19-07:00January 27th, 2019|Behind The Scenes|

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 |2019-03-22T19:33:04-07:00December 6th, 2018|News|

Livestream of DESCENT for global disability community

Nov 16, 2018 7:30 PM EST Join Kinetic Light for the first ever livestream of the breakthrough dance production titled DESCENT. Starring disabled dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson with video and lighting by Michael Maag, this multi-media dance duet has consistently sold out each time it is performed onstage. For one night only - [...]

By |2019-03-22T19:32:56-07:00November 12th, 2018|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 |2019-03-22T19:32:51-07:00October 12th, 2018|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|

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 |2019-03-20T09:24:23-07:00June 18th, 2018|Art, Culture, Design, Disability, Technology|

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 |2019-03-22T19:30:43-07:00June 17th, 2018|Dance, News|

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 |2019-03-22T19:30:57-07:00February 12th, 2018|Art, Dance, Disability, Feminism, News, Sexuality, Uncategorized, Wheelchair|