Presented by SkirtsAfire in partnership with SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Thursday, March 7 at 12:00pm (Q&A to follow)
Thursday, March 7 at 7:30pm
a single sign told a story…
she lifts her hand. sound moves through her, and within me.
she signs my sensations. my fears and dreams fall out in her rhythm.
something stirs in me …
what happens when I come into contact with a body in all its forms?
when I see in my feet, hear in my hands and speak in vibrations?
Speaking Vibrations is a uniquely immersive and style-defying performance. It is about four women who discover their own stories through finding and connecting with one another. The story is told through ASL song/poetry, percussive dance, movement, spoken word and song. This show uses creative captions, vibrotactile devices and audio description.
Festival passes available now. Get 3 shows, 5 shows or an All Access Pass!
For full information about the performance, vibrotactile devices, sensory warnings, audio description and accessibility information, please go to https://skirtsafire.com/speaking-vibrations/
Speaking Vibrations is an interdisciplinary performance art collective that practices in ASL song/poetry, music and dance, and creates accessible, inclusive and integrative performance experiences. We are based out of Ottawa, Ontario the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg.
Image Description: A photo of four women standing side by side on stage with their arms reaching forward and their hands in vibrating motion. The Filipina woman on the far left has long black hair and is wearing a red costume. The white woman left of centre has long brown hair and is wearing a white costume. The Black woman right of centre has a short fro and is wearing a green costume. The Vietnamese woman on the far right with black hair tied in a high bun is wearing a dark blue costume. Photo by Andrew Alexander at Great Canadian Theatre Company (2022).
- $30.00 inc $3.00 fee
- 6-March 7, 2024
- 90 minutes
- Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
- Westbury Theatre
- General (G)
One scene, performed in visual vernacular, references the history of enslaved African peoples being trafficked on a ship. Some viewers might find this scene distressing. Other themes: mental health issues/struggles, ableism and racism.