Alice Sheppard is Moving the Conversation Beyond Loss and Adversity

 [Image description: Dancer Alice Sheppard poses while resting on her back, with her legs and wheelchair extended in the air above her torso. She is wearing a red, long-sleeved top and black pants.]

Excerpt: It can be hard to focus when Alice Sheppard dances. Her recent sold-out run of DESCENT at New York Live Arts, for instance, offered a constellation of stimulation. Onstage was a large architectural ramp with an assortment of peaks and planes. There was an intricate lighting and projection design. There was a musical score that unfolded like an epic poem. There was a live score too: the sounds of Sheppard and fellow dancer Laurel Lawson's bodies interacting with the surfaces beneath them. – Kevin Gotkin, Dance Magazine


Related content: Watch a clip of DESCENT and read Georgina Kleege's essay on What the Ramp Teaches.



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