Engagement

"Collectives like Surface Area Dance Theatre enable us to connect people from all walks of life with music and sound while also raising important issues ”-Subpac Lt.

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Collaborators

Surface Area Dance Theatre in collaboration with artists, participants, and academics, aims to develop an original dance language that champions diversity and innovation.

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“In the post-performance discussion I was really interested when Tom White, the musician, spoke about their experience, how it had been a challenge to their practice as they had never worked with a Deaf choreographer before. How they had to explore ways to make cues work for both hearing and Deaf dancers, how they mixed live sound throughout the performance to take cues from the dancers, and how they experimented with low frequency sound so that within the space it was not only heard, but could also be felt. This for me exemplifies one of the powers of Disability Arts; and the challenge to artists to learn to create in ways that are new to them to allow accessibility and how this pushes their artistry”, Review of ‘Hand in Hand’ by , Disability Arts Online.

“In the post-performance discussion I was really interested when Tom White, the musician, spoke about their experience, how it had been a challenge to their practice as they had never worked with a Deaf choreographer before. How they had to explore ways to make cues work for both hearing and Deaf dancers, how they mixed live sound throughout the performance to take cues from the dancers, and how they experimented with low frequency sound so that within the space it was not only heard, but could also be felt. This for me exemplifies one of the powers of Disability Arts; and the challenge to artists to learn to create in ways that are new to them to allow accessibility and how this pushes their artistry”, Review of ‘Hand in Hand’ by , Disability Arts Online.

People

Co-Directed by Nicole Vivien Watson and Paul Miller, resources are maintained to enable a continued discourse with the D/deaf and hearing community via communication channels in English and British Sign Language.

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Repertoire

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

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Surface Area Dance Theatre In Residence at Barbican, London

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Introducing BAFTA Breakthrough honouree Bim Ajadi

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