“Access artists” like Alice Sheppard, Natalie de Segonzac, and Carolyn Lazard ignite new languages in dance, theater, and visual art

Organisation: Broad Street View

Published Date: Jul 17, 2023

Author: Wendy Univer

“The access is the art,” says Alice Sheppard, leaning forward in her custom-built, backless wheelchair, looking simultaneously energized and spent after performing Under Momentum with dance partner Laurel Lawson at Lincoln Center. Her curly, natural hair, normally dyed blonde, has a pink and orange halo. Sheppard is a dancer, choreographer, and founder of Kinetic Light, a disability arts ensemble.

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