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For the disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, a highly collaborative group of artists, producers and professionals working together on production, technical, artistic and administrative aspects of the company, creating their forthcoming piece “Wired” in the San Francisco Bay Area has been a kind of coming home. Not only because dancer Jerron Herman grew up in Alameda, or because artistic director Alice Sheppard spends half her time here and got her start with AXIS Dance Company, but because of the region’s role in the history of the disability rights movement, which started in Berkeley in the 1960s.
Featured artists and dancers: Alice Sheppard Laurel Lawson Jerron Herman Michael Maag
Directors/Producers: Kelly Whalen / Isara Krieger
Editor: Kelly Whalen
Director of Photography: Peter Ruocco