Kinetic Light: DESCENT

Kinetic Light: DESCENT

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Inspired by the sensual writings and art of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, DESCENT gives the mythological characters of Venus and Andromeda new life as interracial lovers. The sensuality of this work is palpable, and risk is interwoven throughout as wheelchair wheels fly precariously at the edge of the ramp.

Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, this evening-length work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. Voted as 2018’s most moving performance by the readers of Dance Magazine, DESCENT is “An ingenious set of ramps [that] serves as a canvas for projections of stars and seas, and as a surface for wheelchair motion with the gliding grace of ice dance,” according to The New Yorker.

Per Kinetic Light’s touring practices, masks are required for this performance. For the safety of the performing artists and audience, all audience members, ushers, and staff are required to be masked upon entering the venue and throughout the performance.

Access: This performance is expected to include haptic interpretation of sound scores; ASL interpreters; audio description through Kinetic Light’s Audimance app; expanded accessible seating; tactile lobby experiences; sensory kits; a quiet space; and exit and entry welcome during performances. Please call the Lied Center box office at 402-472-4747 for ASL and haptic seating.

Learn more about Kinetic Light at kineticlight.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT THE LIED CENTER BOX OFFICE (OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY, 11:00AM-3:00PM)
PHONE: 402-472-4747
EMAIL: LIEDCUSTOMERSERVICE@UNL.EDU 

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Location: 
Lied Center Main Stage

We would like to thank our sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors

Patron Friends: Jane Aalborg, Dr. M. Colleen Jones

Mosaic Circle: Preeta D. Bansal, Priscila C. Grew, Ryan Gross & Beth Rodger, Dr. M. Colleen Jones, Art & Chris Zygielbaum

Dance Circle: Priscilla C. Grew, Sarah & Greer McCurley, Steve Wake

This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Burket Graf Endowment.

This presentation is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

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2024-01-27

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