PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Friday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. • 2017
WEST COAST PREMIERE - FREE PERFORMANCE
While a ticket is NOT required, RSVP's help us prepare for equitable and enjoyable access for all audience members.
PERFORMANCE ACCESS INFO
- 60 minute performance w/20 minute intermission
- Audio description of DESCENT will be performed live by George McRae
- ASL interpretation will be available for pre/post announcements (the performance has no text)
- 18 seats have been dedicated to wheelchair accessible seating for this performance
- Call Britt Education & Engagement for additional info 541-779-0847
LOCATION: Crater Performing Arts Center, 655 North Third Street, Central Point, Oregon
Produced by Kinetic Light and presented by Britt Education & Engagement in partnership with Crater Renaissance Academy
Photo credit: Robbie Sweeney
Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this evening-length duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as wheels fly within inches of the ramp’s edges. Their spines soften to taste the subtle pulls of gravity and arch into the sumptuous light. Led entirely by disabled artists from the collective Kinetic Light, DESCENT presents an experience known to all: the release of leaning into a descent.
Photo credit: Rain Rembuscado
Kinetic Light is a project-based collective made up of Alice Sheppard (choreographer, dancer), Laurel Lawson (collaborator, dancer) and Michael Maag (projection and lighting designer). Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the intersections of disability, dance, and race. The collective’s rigorous investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic work of disabled people and people of color transforms our understandings of the moving world. Working in the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and social justice, Kinetic Light showcases freedom of movement, revealing how mobility - literal, physical, and conceptual - is fundamental to participation in civic life.
Funding for this presentation provided to Britt Education by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jed and Celia Meese Foundation
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