MOVE WITH ALICE SHEPPARD
5:30 - 7 potluck bring a dish to share!
Downtown Dance and Movement
1144 S Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
($15 suggested donation) only 20 spots available, preregistration highly recommended. Preregister by making a donation to Good Trouble Makers and typing "Move w/ Alice Sheppard" in the message section.
Centering the movement and practices of disabled people, QTPOC, people of colour, and anyone who wishes to dance. Queer disabled dancer of color, Alice Sheppard will open a workshop that asks us to investigate how our identities create our movement practices -- how do we find integrity, virtuosity, and beauty?
The workshop will conclude with a community potluck. Bring a dish to share and come join the potluck! Good Trouble Makers believe rich intergenerational community is how artists grow, collaborations thrive, and new opportunities are created. Open to artists and allies in all artistic disciplines, and centering disabled people, QTPOC, and people of colour we'll get to know each other, build community, and eat!
“I was not supposed to be a dancer,” writes choreographer Alice Sheppard in the New York Times. But when disabled dancer Homer Avila dared her to take a dance class, she accepted his challenge. Now, the former medieval scholar is a preeminent voice at the intersection of disability, gender, and race.
Alice creates movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Engaging with disability arts, culture and history, Alice’s commissioned choreography attends to the complex intersections of disability, gender, and race. Alice was a 2018 AXIS Dance Company Choreo-Lab Participant made possible with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Alice is the founder and artistic lead for Kinetic Light, a project based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology to create transformative art and advance the disability arts movement. Through nuanced investment in the histories, cultures, and artistic work of disabled people and people of color, Kinetic Light promotes intersectional disability as a creative force and access as an aesthetic critical to the creative process.
Alice is co-presented in Los Angeles by Scripps Presents, Good Trouble Makers + Downtown Dance & Movement.
Downtown Dance & Movement is fully ADA accessible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific accessability needs or questions. Both the Workshop and Potluck will be ASL interpreted.