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Saturday 18 February 2023, 4.00pm
Stage One
18th February 4pm
Stage One
Free entrance
(30 minutes performance followed by a Q&A)

Feathers is a project that explores ways of making dance and movement more accessible and inclusive to the Blind and Visually Impaired (B/VI) community. It has been devised by choreographer Sandrine Monin, in collaboration with and performed by a group of dancers and B/VI people. The project also explores the use of echome, a wearable technology for sound and movement interaction as a tool for creating and synthesising material for performance. It investigates ways to create with limited visual input and to enhance movement perceptions using audio description, sounds, lights and touch. Feathers is an emotional journey raising awareness of how we connect with our senses, ourselves, and others.

Accessible for Blind and partially sighted people (no formal audio description)

Choreographer: Sandrine Monin Composer: Roberto D. Rusconi
Composer (echome): Nikos Stavropoulos
Sound and Movement Interaction Dramaturgy: Maria Kapsali
Sound and movement interaction system (echome): Kingsley Ash
Performers: Helen Davies, Maddie Irwin, Mayowa Ogunnaike, Tammy Tsang, Sue Whitehouse
Creative collaborators: Mercy Andrad, Mark Norman, Seona Mcguinnon, Hannah Rudd, Melina Sofocleous
Producer: Rosie Watt
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Photography: Simon K. Allen
Supported by: Arts Council England, Genesis Foundation, Kala Sangam, Yorkshire Dance, Leeds University, BID Leeds, Feel Good Factor, Bradford Centre for the Blind, RNIB, BlindAid, Centre 151, IntrasonusUK
Event Details

Doors Open at 3:30PM
Starts at 4:00PM