Kinetic Light Dance Theatre Collaboration USA

Kinetic Light April 2021 Rehearslas

Ailís continues her ongoing collaboration with the USA dance company Kinetic Light while the company work in a Covid secure bubble in San Francisco continuing to develop and refine our work on Wired. The collaboration originally start in early 2019 with Ailís joining a residency with Kinetic Light at the USA Jacob’s Pillow that Autumn.  Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, celebrating its 86th Festival in 2018. 

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 are 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.