Kinetic Light – DESCENT - 無限亮 No Limits

A dancer balances on the footplate of her partner's wheelchair, with arms spread wide, wheelchair wheels spinning. The other dancer opens her arms to receive her in an embrace. A starry sky fills the background, and moonlight glints off their wheels. Laurel Lawson and Alice Sheppard of Kinetic Light; photo by BRITT / Jay Newman.

DESCENT models a truth rarely understood among dance audiences: Disability does not signify incompleteness.”

–Kevin Gotkin, Dance Magazine

From the imagination of disability arts innovator Alice Sheppard, and in collaboration with the artists from the collective Kinetic Light, DESCENT presents a thrilling experience— the release of leaning into a descent.

Performed on an architecture ramp installation with slopes, curves and peaks comer descent celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. It reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figure Andromeda and Venus on wheels flying, within inches of the ramp’s edges.

Online Programme

Registration starts on: 9 Feb 2021 (Tue) 10am
Available from: 8 Mar 2021 (Mon) 10am — 31 Mar 2021 (Wed) 11pm
Approx 1 hr

  • 粵語口述影像
  • 通達字幕
  • Accessible Captions
Alice Sheppard collaboration with Laurel Lawson
Alice Sheppard
Laurel Lawson
Lighting, Projection and Video Designer
Michael Maag
Costume and Makeup Designer
Laurel Lawson

Co-presented by

Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Strategic Supporting Partner

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