Alice Sheppard's work as a choreographer, thinker and leader within the field of Disability Arts opens up new understandings of the moving world — a world in which access is both equitable and artistically aesthetic. For this virtual workshop, the Hop has connected Alice Sheppard with Eugene Korsunskiy, a specialist in design thinking and hands-on learning. The two will interweave movement exercises, embodied experiments and reflection, bringing knowledge and questions from their related fields into conversation.
This workshop is the first in the Hop's Big Move series. Breaking the boundaries between disparate forms of knowledge, Big Move reveals the deeper connections between the arts, humanities and sciences. Each offering includes an embodied movement workshop coupled with a conversation involving an expert embedded in a related field.A full slate of Big Move workshops, talks and experiences launches in June!
Pictured above: Alice Sheppard hovers upside down, suspended from the ceiling in her wheelchair, wearing a brown leotard and black leggings. She is a light-skinned, multiracial Black woman with short curly hair. Her arms extend from her torso as if caught mid-flight. Natural light from large windows fills the all-white room. Photo by Mengwen Cao.