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Alice Sheppard: Where Good Souls Fear

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Where Good Souls Fear (Excerpts)
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Credits

ASL & Open Caption Version

The Making of “Where Good Souls Fear” features:
Choreographer & Performer: Alice Sheppard
Script: Dahkil Hausif and Alice Sheppard
Film Editor: Jenny Ramirez
Street & VR Cinematography: Ramulas Burgess and Dahkil Hausif
Music: Dan Wool
Conversation Partners: Lindsay Eales, Laurel Lawson, and Danielle Peers
Lighting, Video, & Production Design: Michael Maag
ASL Interpretation: Brandon Kazen Maddox & Body Language Productions, Inc.
Captions: Cheryl Green
Cameo Appearances: Dahkil Hausif & Dan Wool

Performance Footage:
Performance Space New York: Where Good Souls Fear by Alice Sheppard was presented as part of I wanna be with you everywhere: A collaboration between Arika, Performance Space New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as part of Performance Space’s “No” Series. Footage: Mehmet S. Yildirim

Scripps College: Where Good Souls Fear was presented at Scripps College. Courtesy of Scripps Presents and Corinna Lesser. Footage: Alex MacInnis.

Rehearsal Footage:
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Rehearsal Footage: Danielle Peers
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Showing Footage: Halley Wilcox

Street and Virtual Reality:
Dahkil Hausif and Bayyina Black for the Other System

Copyright: Disability Dance Works, LLC

Audio Description & Open Caption Version

The Making of “Where Good Souls Fear” features:
Choreographer & Performer: Alice Sheppard
Script: Dahkil Hausif and Alice Sheppard
Film Editor: Jenny Ramirez
Street & VR Cinematography: Ramulas Burgess and Dahkil Hausif
Music: Dan Wool
Conversation Partners: Lindsay Eales, Laurel Lawson, and Danielle Peers
Lighting, Video, & Production Design: Michael Maag
Audio Description & Captions: Cheryl Green
Cameo Appearances: Dahkil Hausif & Dan Wool

Performance Footage:
Performance Space New York: Where Good Souls Fear by Alice Sheppard was presented as part of I wanna be with you everywhere: A collaboration between Arika, Performance Space New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, as part of Performance Space’s “No” Series. Footage: Mehmet S. Yildirim

Scripps College: Where Good Souls Fear was presented at Scripps College. Courtesy of Scripps Presents and Corinna Lesser. Footage: Alex MacInnis.

Rehearsal Footage:
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Rehearsal Footage: Danielle Peers
The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Showing Footage: Halley Wilcox

Street and Virtual Reality:
Dahkil Hausif and Bayyina Black for the Other System

Copyright: Disability Dance Works, LLC

Artist Bio
Alice Sheppard Headshot

Accepting the outcome of a dare, dancer and choreographer Alice Sheppard resigned her tenured professorship to train with Kitty Lunn and Infinity Dance Theater. After an apprenticeship, Alice joined AXIS Dance Company where she became a core company member, toured nationally, and taught in the company’s education and outreach programs. Since becoming an independent dance artist, Alice has danced in projects with Ballet Cymru/GDance, and Marc Brew Company in the United Kingdom. In the United States, she has worked with Marjani Forté, MBDance, Infinity Dance Theater, and Steve Paxton. As a guest artist, she has danced with AXIS Dance Company, Full Radius Dance, and MOMENTA Dance Company. Alice has also performed as a solo artist and keynote academic speaker throughout the United States.

A USA Artist, Creative Capital grantee and Bessie Award winner, Alice creates movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Engaging with disability arts, culture and history, Alice’s commissioned work 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. Her dance writing has appeared in the New York Times, book collections, and such journals as Catalyst, Movement Research and Performance Journal.

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 intersectional 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 aesthetics as a creative force and access as an aesthetic critical to the creative process and not a retroactive accommodation.

Headshot Image Description Alice Sheppard, a multi-racial Black woman with coffee-coloured skin, blonde, copper, and red striped curly hair gazes towards the camera. She wears a black shirt; her face rests in the palm of her face, her elbow sits on her thigh, and a gold necklace gleams at her neck.