Wired

World Premiere May 5-8 2022 Chicago, USA

Wired is a passionate and potent aerial and contemporary dance experience that tells race, gender, and disability stories of barbed wire in the United States. In this world premiere, the dancers of Kinetic Light partner, spin, and soar as they trace the fine line between “us” and “them” and explore the contradictions, dangers, and beauty of barbed wire.  Wired is composed by Ailís Ní Ríain and LeahAnn “Lafemmebear” Mitchell.

Immense and intimate, Wired meditates in sound, light, and movement as it questions and ruminates on power, belonging, abolition and deinstitutionalization, sexuality, art, community, and connection—all through the powerful lens of disability as creative and cultural force.

ASL is present for all live and streamed performances. There is no spoken text in Wired. Audio Description will be available for all performances. Live performances will feature audio description through Audimance, with multiple content and experience options. Orientation and assistance with the app will be available pre-show at the venue, along with a tactile experience of Wired’s set, props, and costumes. Livestreamed performances will include streamed audio description.

There are no strobe lighting effects in Wired. There are moving lights and animated projections. Light haze is present in some sections. Live performances on Friday and Sunday will offer an alternative lighting design.

Wired content and artistry will remain the same for all performances. Audience members are welcome to exit and reenter the theater. Quiet spaces and stim kits are available for all performances.

Content Advisory: Wired honors the race, gender, and disability histories of barbed wire in America. At times, the performance includes depictions of violence and disability/race injustice.