Suspended on ropes above the floor, two dancers in wheelchairs encircle each other with their arms. Their faces touch intimately; the skin of their backs and arms is revealed. If they let go of each other, the ropes will swing them like pendulums. Photo: Mengwen Cao
Support

Thank you

It takes considerable resources to create and perform art the way Kinetic Light likes to do it: daring accessible art with high production values.

We are supported by people who share our dreams and want to become part of the journey. We are grateful for the resources they have entrusted us with. Please join us as we work to change the world.

Kinetic Light is fiscally sponsored by Gibney, a non-profit dance organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Kinetic Light must be made payable to “Gibney” only and designated for "Kinetic Light" and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Descent Funder Credits

DESCENT was made possible, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; General Operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Production residency funded by New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry Fund, made possible by the Ford Foundation with additional support provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. Kinetic Light researched, developed and honed DESCENT with financial, administrative and residency support from the Dance in Process program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. DESCENT was also supported by Dancers’ Group’s CA$H grant program, the Awesome Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, Ltd., and the Yip Harburg Foundation.

Audimance Funder Credits

Audimance is made possible in part by Creative Capital; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation; the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

Wired Funder Credits

Funders

Wired is made possible with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, MAP Fund, O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation, Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and Café Royal Cultural Foundation. Lead support for Kinetic Light is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and Borealis Philanthropies’ Disability Inclusion Fund.

Wired is commissioned, in part, by The Shed Open Call 2020; supported by a Pillow Lab Residency; and developed, in part, at Z Space (San Francisco, CA, 2020–21).

The engagement model for Wired was developed with support from the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s New Works Initiative, with lead support provided by Elizabeth A. Liebman. Generous support is provided by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Events (DCASE).

Flight support by The Chicago Flyhouse and bungees from Adrenalin Dreams.