The Changing Perspectives Through the Arts series is a collaboration of The Department of Health Humanities and Bioethics, Eastman Performing Arts Medicine, and Rochester community organizations. Each month, typically on the second Friday, we host artists who share how their work helps to facilitate difficult conversations, and how art can be a catalyst for changing perspectives. 

All sessions will be hosted on zoom, and when possible, also hosted live in K207 of the Medical School. 

CME is available for these events. Please indicate on the zoom registration that you are requesting credit. 

Register here for the presentation link. 

Kinetic Light - Director Alice Sheppard

Alice Sheppard is the Founder and Artistic Director of Kinetic Light, as well as a choreographer and dancer in the company.

A Bessie award-winning choreographer, Sheppard creates movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Engaging disability arts, culture, and history, she is intrigued by the intersections of disability, gender, and race. In addition to performance and choreography, Sheppard is a sought-after speaker and has lectured on topics related to disability arts, race and dance. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, in academic journals, and the anthology Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong.  She is a 2020 Disability Futures Fellow, a joint initiative of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Ford Foundation, respectively.

September 9 - Kinetic Light

October 7 - Allison Ogawa

November 11 - Dalton LaBarge

December 9 - TBA

January 13 - TBA

February 10 - TBA

March 10 - TBA

April 14 - TBA

May 12 - TBA


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