A duet wheelchair dance reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Andromeda and Venus
From the imagination of disability arts innovator Alice Sheppard, and in collaboration with disabled artists from the collective Kinetic Light, Descent presents a thrilling experience—the release of leaning into a descent.
Performed on an architectural ramp installation with slopes, curves and peaks, Descent celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. It reimagines the Rodin sculpture of Greek mythological figures Andromeda and Venus on wheel fly, within inches of the ramp’s edges. “Alice Sheppard uses a wheelchair, but not just to get from one place to another. She’s built a life around transforming it into a vehicle for self-expression.” – The Boston Globe
Alice Sheppard, in collaboration with Laurel Lawson
Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson
Lighting, Projection, and Video Designer
Costume and Makeup Designer
Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes, including an interval.