Cape Fear Stage presents

Kinetic Light

Friday, November 15, 2019

Showtime: 7:30pm, Doors: 6:30pm

Tickets for this performance are $29.69 (price includes facility fee and sales tax, additional online ticketing fee of less than $1.50/ticket may apply)

Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light

DESCENT reimagines the story of Greek mythical figures Venus and Andromeda as an interracial love story with choreography that conjures the aesthetics of August Rodin’s sculpture Toilet of Venus and Andromeda. Performing in wheelchairs, dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson traverse a stage built with hills and curves. The duo climb to the summit of a ramp where they precariously balance on its edge and let gravity take over as they barrel back down, moving together and apart. Through emotional peaks and valleys, DESCENT explores themes of disability, race, and beauty to reveal how mobility is fundamental to participation in civic life.
Kinetic Light is a collective made up of professional disabled artists Alice Sheppard, Laurel Lawson, and Michael Maag. Sheppard is the artistic director and choreographer for Kinetic Light who performs the role of Andromeda in DESCENT. Lawson, performing the role of Venus, is a collaborator in choreography, costume and makeup design, as well as the software developer for DESCENT. Michael Maag is DESCENT’s lighting and video designer.

This program is proudly brought to the Wilson Center by Cape Fear Stage, the presenting arm of Cape Fear Community College.

Group tickets (for 10 or more) are available. Call 910-362-7999 to reserve. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

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Dates and times

This event finished on November 15, 2019.

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