Two dancers in wheelchairs reach for each other. Both are tethered to the ceiling by black bungee cords. One, at the end of a single line, leaps into the air and almost reaches the other who is framed by multiple cords. The bungees cords pull them apart, denying them contact. Photo: Mengwen Cao

Wired is an immersive dance experience that traces the fine line between “us” and “them.” Wired meditates in sound, light, and movement on the gendered, raced, and disability histories of barbed wire, showing how it shapes common understandings of who belongs.

Wired is currently in development as Kinetic Light's second large-scale dance production. Kinetic Light’s core collaborators will be joined by artists Jerron Herman, Ailís Ní Ríain, and LeahAnn Mitchell.

Wired has seed commission support from The Shed’s Open Call Program, residency support from New York Live Arts Plus Partners Program, and production residency support as part of Pillow Lab from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts. Wired is funded in part by the MAPFund and USA Artists.


Premiering August 2020 at The Shed, NY

Development Residency: Summer 2019, New York Live Arts

Pillow Lab: Fall 2019, Jacob's Pillow