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Disability, Arts, and Culture: a presentation by Alice Sheppard of Kinetic Light

Dancer, choreographer and disability arts innovator Alice Sheppard opens up the world of DESCENT by sharing some of her research findings and choreographic processes, as well as some of the secrets of how the piece came to be made. Learn more about conversations in disability art and aesthetics, the importance of race and queerness in DESCENT, and get the backstory about the ramp. Spot which of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures appear in the projections and in the movement vocabulary and learn about the work that went into Kinetic Light’s innovative approach to description for blind and nonvisual audiences with the collective’s groundbreaking new app, Audimance. 

Space at the seminar is limited; please register HERE for your free ticket.

This event is offered in connection with the Georgia Tech Arts presentation of Kinetic Light: DESCENT on November 23 at 8 p.m. at the Ferst Center for the Arts.  Tickets to the performance are available ONLINE or in person at the Ferst Center for the Arts Box Office, Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Event Details


  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Ferst Center for the Arts Lobby
Phone: (404) 894-2787

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  • Alice Sheppard in DESCENT photo by Jay Newman

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