Alice Sheppard 2021 events and resources

Five College Dances welcomes Alice Sheppard for a series of events in February and March 2021.

Please see events and resources below. 

*All events are virtual*
*ASL and captions provided for all*

Tuesday, February 23 6:00-7:30pm
Kinetic Light Screening and Discussion
, moderated by Dr. Jina Kim, assistant professor of English Language & Literature and of the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College 
Join this session to watch and discuss clips of Kinetic Light’s work in advance of artistic director Alice Sheppard’s Feb 26 public talk.
For Five College Dance students, faculty, and staff - strongly encouraged
Registration link: Link

Friday, February 26, 4:30- 5:30 p.m.
Alice Sheppard: "Under Wired: Intersectional disability aesthetics on and off stage"  

Five College Dance Annual Lecture
Free and open to the public
Registration link: Link

Friday, March 5, 4:30-5:30 pm
Embodied workshop with Alice Sheppard

For 20-25 intermediate participants
Sign-up informationTBD
ASL and captions provided

Thursday, March 18, 7:00 pm
Bodies at Risk: Emily Johnson and Alice Sheppard in Conversation 

Hosted by UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center in partnership with Five College Dance
Free and open to the public - tickets here


Below are resources provided by Alice Sheppard and her collaborators at Kinetic Light. We encourage you to engage with offerings on this list in advance of Alice’s February 26th public lecture, in order to situate it within the broader context of her and her company’s artistic practice and ethos. 

Resources for Wired

The Devil’s Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire

The Perfect Fence: Untangling the Meaning of Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire: A Political History

Barbed Wire: An Ecology of Modernity

About the company

“Kinetic Light founder Alice Sheppard helping redefine dance” 

“Alice Sheppard Is Moving The Conversation Beyond Loss and Adversity”

Choreographing Disability Justice 

Artist Reach Out: Michael Maag

“Staging Bodies, Performing Ramps”

Part 1 Disabled Artists' Collective Kinetic Light: Dancer Laurel Lawson

“I Dance Because I Can”

Resources for DESCENT

“Profiles of the Unfinished : Rodin's Work and the Varieties of Incompleteness”

Joan Jeanrenaud playlist (Spotify)

The Magic of Light (textbook reference; Michael Maag holds Jean Rosenthal in high esteem)

“What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World”

Other Resources

“Disability Aesthetics”

“A Humanist View”

Building Access: Universal Design