Kinetic Light: DESCENT in the Arts@Tech 2019-2020 Performance Series

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday November 23, 2019
      8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location: Ferst Center for the Arts
  • Phone: (404) 894-9600
  • URL: Kinetic Light: DESCENT
  • Email: info@arts.gatech.edu
  • Fee(s):
    $25/$20/$15 public; $10 students; 20% discount GT Faculty and Staff
  • Extras:
Contact

For further information about tickets please contact the Ferst Center Box Office in person, online or call (404) 894-9600

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Explore dance, beauty, and disability with this emotionally-charged work.

Full Summary: Performed on an architectural ramp with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this dance duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as wheelchairs fly within inches of the ramp’s edges. 

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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. DESCENT won Dance Magazine’s 2018 Reader’s Choice award for most moving performance.

The Ferst Center for the Arts is committed to serving patrons with disabilities
and provides an array of services to assist patrons at performances and events. Additional accessibility at DESCENT will include Audimance, an immersive audio/narration made specifically for DESCENT, available to patrons’ mobile devices.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Arts @ Tech

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
dance, disability, wheelchair, accessibility, arts@tech
Status
  • Created By: egeiger8
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 31, 2019 - 10:35am
  • Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019 - 11:23am