DESCENT

September 30, 2022
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Elizabeth Johnson Theater

Time: 7:30 PM

Tickets: Email Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty ns1199@mgsa.rutgers.edu for access questions / request free tickets.

Additional regular ticket prices are:

  • General Public / Adults: $25
  • Seniors / Alumni / Rutgers faculty and staff: $20
  • Students: $15 ($0 Rutgers student/faculty rush tickets available at the door)
  • NOTE: Groups sales of 10 or more individuals also receive discounts. 

Online ticket purchases: Tickets available at the Rutgers Box-office website boxoffice@mgsa.rutgers.edu

In-person ticket purchases at Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick NJ. Mason Gross Box-office hours for in-person purchase are 10 am-5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Accessible parking available at Plaza Circle and adjacent to Mortensen Hall.

Purchase of tickets also available at the New Brunswick Performing Arts box office the day of each performance, 1 hour prior to start time (6:30 pm for Friday, September 30th and 2 pm for Saturday, October 1st, 2022).

Phone orders: 848-932-7511 (Please contact Natalie first for accessible seating preferences). To reach a Telecommunications Relay Service, dial 711; assistant places the 10-digit call on behalf of text telephone device (TTY or TDD) user.

Mason Gross School of the Arts and Integrated Dance Collaboratory presents Kinetic Light disability arts ensemble.

Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon, inspired by the sensual writings and art of French sculptor Auguste Rodin to give the mythological characters of Venus and Andromeda new life as inter-racial lovers.

Content appropriate for high-school students ages 14 and up

At the artists’ request, masks are mandated for all Kinetic Light audience members, regardless of current New Jersey State, Rutgers Univer- sity, or NB-PAC policies.

Performances include accessible seating, ASL-interpretation, haptic soundtrack interpretation, sensory kits, quiet space, and audio description via the Kinetic Light Audimance app. Audience members are welcome to exit and enter the theater during the show.

Image credit: Photo courtesy of Jay Newman/BRITT Festival. “Fetches” from DESCENT (bottom-top): Alice Sheppard & Laurel Lawson.

“Laurel Lawson, a white dancer with short cropped teal hair, is flying through the air, with arms spread wide, wheels spinning, and supported by Alice Sheppard. Alice, a multiracial Black wo- man with coffee-colored skin and curly hair, is lifting from the ground below. They are making eye contact and smiling. A burst of white light appears in a dark blue sky.”