Grant Recipient Details

Location

Los Altos, CA

Artist
Kinetic Light, Los Altos, CA
Project Title
DESCENT
Fiscal Year Awarded
2018
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

Performed on an architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT celebrates the pleasure of reckless abandon. Obliterating assumptions of what dance, beauty, and disability can be, this evening-length duet takes audiences on a transformative ride. Andromeda and Venus, reimagined as interracial lovers, claim their desire as wheels fly within inches of the ramp’s edges. Their spines soften to taste the subtle pulls of gravity and arch into the sumptuous light. Led entirely by disabled artists, DESCENT presents an experience known to all: the release of leaning into a descent. Estimated artist fee: $30,000/week plus housing, three performances max.

Tour Coordinator

Marýa Wethers | Marya.Wethers@gmail.com
Touring Producer
Kinetic Light
tel 516.418.6719

Presenter Partners

  • Britt Music & Arts Festival (Central Point, OR)
  • The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) (Troy, NY)
  • Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Office of the Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • The Wilson Center, Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington, NC)

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