The movement to embrace disability as an aesthetic, a series of intersecting cultures, and a creative force, is essential to disability rights.
The disability art of Alice Sheppard exists within a larger context of social justice and cultural evolution.
In this 7 minute video, Alice Sheppard shares from her perspective what is at stake for the disability arts movement.
LEARNING CURVE CAMPAIGN TEAM:
Pi-Isis Ankhra & Michon Lartigue / P.S. 314
Alice Sheppard & Lisa Niedermeyer / Disability Dance Works
VIDEO PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producer / Director / Editor: Kirsten Magwood / P.O.P Media
Directors of Photography: Juhi Sharma, Marc “Biz” DeCrenza
Camera Operators: Maria Tamburro, Kuldeep Gangola, Dave Mathis, Josh Jones
Production Coordinator: Erik Hawkins
Production Assistant: Eden Duncan
Audio Record: Keith Lombardi
Audio Mix: Kenny Lloyd
Graphics: Joshua Nunez Fuertes
Captions: Cheryl Green / StoryMinders
SOURCED FOOTAGE COURTESY:
Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Dance Magazine, Dahkil Hausif, EMPAC / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Gibney DMI, JM Creative Alchemy, Hacking Arts, HUBweek, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Lisa Niedermeyer, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Miceli Productions, INC, Mike Robertson, Nel Shelby Productions, P.O.P Media, Safety Third Productions
INDIVIDUALS FEATURED (in order of appearance):
Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson, Charles Baldwin, Carla Peterson, Lisa Niedermeyer, Javier Molina, Danielle Peers, Harmanie Taylor, Homer Aviles, John Loeppky, Michael Maag, Carrie Sandahl, Jerron Herman
MUSIC FOR DESCENT PERFORMANCE EXCERPTS:
Music: Jeanrenaud, Joan. Visual Music. With performers PC Muñoz and William Winant. Deconet Records 2016. With the kind permission of the composer.