Art Performances with Kinetic Light at the Beltline: Under Momentum

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, in collaboration with disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light, invites community members to attend a special performance of Under Momentum on Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

Kinetic Light will perform excerpts from Under Momentum, specifically customized for the Beltline. Under Momentum is a dance work that celebrates the joys of being continuously in motion, the allure of speed, and the beautiful futility of resisting gravity. In advance of their November 23rd performance of DESCENT at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for Performing Arts, this Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performance is free and open to the public.

Laurel Lawson; photo by Kinetic Light. Image Description: Laurel Lawson rests in a wheelie, her body curled around the frame of her chair, wheels reflecting on the dance floor. She is centered among modular wood mini-ramps.
Laurel Lawson rests in a wheelie, her body curled around the frame of her chair, centered among modular wood mini-ramps. Photo by Kinetic Light.

Under the direction and artistic leadership of Alice Sheppard, Kinetic Light is a project-based ensemble of disabled artists committed to intersectional disability aesthetics and culture and accessibility as central parts of the art and creative process. Working in the disciplines of art, technology, design, and dance, Kinetic Light creates, performs, and teaches at the nexus of access, disability, dance, and race.

The Under Momentum performances are scheduled on November 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 9th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Eastside trail immediately across from Paris on Ponce and 3Heart Coffee, across the bridge from Ponce City Market.  Parking and elevator access to the BeltLine is available at Ponce City Market.

Stay tuned to the latest by following our Facebook Event page: Kinetic Light at the BeltLine: Under Momentum.

Kinetic Light; photo by Hayim Heron. Image description: With their arms interlocked, Laurel Lawson gazes toward Alice Sheppard. Alice balances on the left side of her wheelchair--returning Laurel's gaze. They are on an outdoor platform, with lush greenery in the background.
With their arms interlocked, Laurel Lawson gazes toward Alice Sheppard. Photo by Hayim Heron.

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The 2019-2020 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital, Georgia Natural Gas, and Ponce City Market. Additional sponsors include Park Tavern at the Gold level; Kroger at the Silver level; Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, MailChimp, WarnerMedia, and Uber at the Bronze level; and Flashpoint Artists Initiative, Inman Park Neighborhood Association and Michael Ross | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s at the Patron level.

Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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