Kinetic Light

Walker Art Center and Northrop Present
Kinetic Light
2020-21 Northrop Season

Online premiere Thu, Dec 3 at 8:00 PM including Artist Conversation
Performance available through Sat, Dec 5

The Artist Conversation will include ASL interpretation and captioning.

Kinetic Light



Under the artistic leadership of “innovator in disability arts” (The New York Times), Alice Sheppard ’s Kinetic Light enables new understandings of the moving world. Dancers perch, swoop, and soar on a striking custom-built ramp of curves and peaks in DESCENT in this recorded version making its premiere. This visually stunning imagining of a queer, interracial love story of mythical figures Venus and Andromeda is a transformative ride testing the limits of what dance, beauty, and disability appear to be.

— “Sheppard and her collaborators are reimagining how we experience the form, and at the same time, making striking new shapes that challenge our limited ideas of what dance—and dancers—look like.” (Albany Times Union)