november, 2019

23nov8:00 pm10:00 pmKinetic Light's DESCENTTake an Exhilarating Ride with Kinetic Light's DESCENT

Kinetic Light DESCENT. Dancer Laurel Lawson as Venus is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by dancer Alice Sheppard as Andromeda who is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman / BRITT Festival.

Event Details

Explore dance, beauty, and disability with this emotionally-charged work that won Dance Magazine’s 2018 Reader’s Choice award for most moving performance.

Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. DESCENT reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Venus and Andromeda as a love story for two women. Dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson traverse a stage built with hills and curves that acts as a partner in the choreography and storytelling. The duo claim their desire as their wheelchairs fly within inches of the ramp’s edges, moving together and apart in a lushly lit landscape created through breathtaking projections by Michael Maag.

Image Alternate Text: Kinetic Light DESCENT. Dancer Laurel Lawson as Venus is flying in the air with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by dancer Alice Sheppard as Andromeda who is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. Photo by Jay Newman / BRITT Festival.

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Ferst Center for the Arts

349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Organizer

Georgia Tech Artselizabeth.geiger@arts.gatech.edu Georgia Institute of Technology

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