Film: Kinetic Light presents the film premiere of Descent Online
30 Nov - 5 Dec 2020 (Past)
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Join Kinetic Light for the online film premiere of Descent, created and performed by disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, presented by The Walker Art Center and Northrop, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to the ticketed online performance, this week of celebration includes free events.
Descent Film Premiere
Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, Descent explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, this dance performance challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be.
Premiering on Thursday, 3 December at 8pm CST (2am GMT), the screening will be followed by an artist conversation and will be available to view until Saturday, 5 December.
Access: Captions and Audio Description for Descent and Captions and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for artist Conversation.
Admission: $18.50 per household/$10 students
Register here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/kinetic-light-2020
Short Films featuring Revel In Your Body
Co-curated by Kinetic Light artists Michael Maag and Alice Sheppard, this free online event on Monday, 30 November at 6:30pm CST (12:30am GMT) features six short films, three of which are Kinetic Light productions.
Access: Audio Description and Captions for films
Register here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/short-films-featuring-revel-your-body
Artist Talk: Disability Aesthetics for Design in Performance
Featuring Kinetic Light artists Michael Maag and Laurel Lawson on Wednesday, 2 December 2 at 3pm CST (9pm GMT).
Access: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Captions
Register here: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/disability-aesthetics-design-performance-2020
Founded by Alice Sheppard in 2016, Kinetic Light is a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology. Through nuanced investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic work of people with disabilities and people of color, they promote intersectional disability as a creative force and access as an aesthetic critical to creating transformative art and advancing the disability arts movement. Kinetic Light artists include Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson, Michael Maag, and Jerron Herman.
For more info: https://kineticlight.org
Banner Image Description: A moment from DESCENT. Laurel Lawson, a white woman, is flying in the air as Venus with arms spread wide and wheels spinning, supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a light-skinned Black woman, is lifting from the ground below as Andromeda. They’re smiling and making eye contact. Photo by Jay Newman / BRITT Festival.
Thumbnail Image Description: Against Michael Maag’s glowing green, gold, and blue starry sky, the Ramp shines with lilac stripes and shadowy projections. Alice Sheppard, a light-skinned Black woman wheels downhill, curly hair flying. She pushes Laurel Lawson, a pale white woman with very short hair, backwards in her wheelchair. Laurel rests her hands on Alice’s knees as their eyes lock. Photo by MANCC / Chris Cameron.