SignDanceCollective (UK) @ the Gypsy 8/29-9/5


International Sign Language Performance Group comes to the Gypsy!

We’re proud to announce the arrival of Signdance Collective, internationally touring sign-language performance theatre company on 8/29-9/5.
Weve teamed up with Wilmington Arts Council to help present a week of workshops, lectures, and performances here, and at various venues around town, including Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities & Fine Arts Center. FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS LISTED BELOW.

Signdance Features two international Deaf performers and two leading international dance artists. They will be presenting their new performance piece, CARTHAGE – An extraordinary monumental/ relevant new piece by award winning Cuban-American writer , winner of Village Voice Lifetime Achievement Award .The work explores – language , the meaning of ‘home’, displacement , and delves into the subject of Global immigration in a poetic and life affirming way .The work is performed in Spanish , English and international sign as well as ASL .

Funded in part – by Arts Council England, for this production we have two UK – based performers, two USA -based performers , an Italian director- Ornella D’Agostino www.carovana.org and an Austria Composer . Bianca Braswell – an emerging young North Carolina writer will be documenting the production for Arts Council England and it’s Online engagement .

SIGNDANCE COLLECTIVE WILL BE OFFERING WORKSHOPS IN
Creating performance
International Sign Language
Open Rehearsals and sharing of their new production: CARTHAGE
MORE INFO : https://sites.google.com/site/carthagesdc/carthage-promoters-pack-1

If you are interested in Sign language. ASL, and are active in the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH) community, we’d love to see you during the week!

Want to find out What’s happening and when? Need more information?
Contact Isolte Avila
Signdance Collective International
www.signdancecollectiveinternational.com
signdanceco@gmail.com

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FULL SCHEDULE OF SIGNDANCE EVENTS
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PERFORMANCE AND WORKSHOP LOCATIONS:
UNCW Kenan Auditorium: 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
The Dreams Center for Arts Education: 901 Fanning St Wilmington, NC
The Juggling Gypsy: 1612 Castle St. Wilmington, NC 28401

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday August 30th-
10:00-11:30am Workshop (basic sign theatre) and company presentation: Who are the Signdance Collective?
The Dreams Center for Arts Education

1:00pm-5:00pm Carthage Company Open Rehearsal viewing/audit by appointment (call: Isolte 910 977-8973)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

5:00pm-7:00 Creative Devising Workshop /sign dance – Creating dance theatre using sign language and visual language
The Dreams Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St

Wednesday August 31st-

1:00pm-5:00pm Carthage Company Open Rehearsal viewing/audit by appointment (call: Isolte 910 977-8973)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

5:00pm-7:00 Creative Devising Workshop /sign dance – Creating dance theatre using sign language and visual language
The Dreams Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St
Thursday September 1

10:00-11:30 Workshop (basic sign theatre) and Presentation by SDC
The Dreams Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St

1:00pm-5:00pm Open Rehearsal viewing/audit by appointment (call: Isolte 910 977-8973)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

5:00pm-7:00 Creative Devising Workshop /sign dance – Creating dance theatre using sign language and visual language
The Dreams Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St

Friday September 2nd

1:00pm-5:00pm Open Rehearsal viewing/audit by appointment (call: Isolte 910 977-8973)
UNCW Kenan Auditorium

5:00pm-7:00 Creative Devising Workshop /sign dance – Creating dance theatre using sign language and visual language
The Dreams Center for Arts Education, 901 Fanning St

Saturday September 3rd-
Final/ Gatherings/ workshops/ show all taking place Juggling Gypsy Cafe

2:00-5:00pm Workshop Rehearsals
Juggling Gypsy Café (back yard stage) 1612 Castle St. Wilmington

7:30pm – Evening Preview of CARTHAGE, Sign Dance Production.
Juggling Gypsy Café ( back yard stage) 1612 Castle St. Wilmington
• Reggae Show / AfterParty taking place after Carthage, 10PM. $5 admission.

Sunday September 4th
2:00 – 5:00pm Signdance Rehearsals
Juggling Gypsy Café (back yard stage) 1612 Castle St. Wilmington

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Sign Dance Open Rehearsals
Join Signdance Theatre, as they rehearse for their upcoming production, Carthage, in an open rehearsal format. Visitors are invited to watch, and learn more about the creative process behind Sign Dance, and how theatrical sign performances come to life

Basic Sign Theater
Get a basic understanding of sign language, theatrical signing, and how theatre can be expressed through sign language. Open to everyone, both deaf and hearing. Class will be expressed both vocally and in Sign.
Participants can expect to learn and use sign language in fun and creative interactive theatrical exercises.

Creative Devising Workshop
Learn sign language, and how to use it theatrically, in a fun atmosphere. Open to both deaf and hearing, this workshop will be taught both orally and through sign. Participants will have the opportunity to create an original short group performance piece to display at SignDance’s Saturday presentation at The Juggling Gypsy

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