“Collisions” is a work by the Delta Project, a new Melbourne dance theatre company, that is built of Deaf and hearing dancers.
The work explores the concept of “Collisions”; On the surface, no identifiable difference but in our daily lives the gap is exposed. It is not a reflection on disability/ability but on how any two worlds separated by a language barrier, experience and ways of living come together. In the merging of two cultures, we explore the effects of when two worlds collide.
Developing working methods that work with the different language needs of the dancers, through the medium of sign language, speech and non verbal communication, the company brings a new concept to the dance community, in exploring ways of communicating the tasks, breaking through barriers which were previously there, enabling a unique working model that can be apllied across the board in dance and theatre practises.
Working with a sound designer, a light designer and visual artist, the company explore different notions of presenting the work so that it will be accessible to a deaf audience as well as the mainstream hearing community.
At the showings, there will be opportunities to be involved in a question and answer session with the creative team and the dancers about the development of “Collisions” and the studio methods which have arised throughout the challenges and successes of the bring this work to this stage.
- Start Date:
- Finish Date:
- Event Times:
- Thursday 14th 8pm - Opening Night Friday 15th 2.30pm - Matinee Friday 15th 8pm Saturday 16th 8pm
- Type of Event:
- Venue Name:
- Deakin Performance Studio (Room P1.28) Deakin University
- 221 Burwood Highway Burwood
- Contact Phone:
- 03 9699 8299
- Melbourne Metro
- Access information:
- Accessible Venue
- Assistive Listening
- Companion Card accepted
- Performances with seating reserved near the front for patrons who are Vision Impaired
- Seeing Eye Dog friendly
- Visual elements:
- 100% Visual Content