Translations is a collaboration between All Bodies Dance Project, VocalEye and Naomi Brand with support from the Canada Council for the Arts - New Chapter Initiative, the BC Arts Council and The Dance Centre.

Researched in numerous phases over 2017/2018, the project explores how live description can be applied to the abstract movement of contemporary dance. Translations investigates the act of "audiencing" by asking questions about the senses we use to take in movement. How can dance be described through language, touch or sound in a meaningful way?

The diverse team of collaborators includes artists with and without disabilities working alongside artistic consultants from the blind community. The aim of the project is to create dance specifically intended to be experienced by the non-visual senses. Translations will culminate in a series of performances for small audiences in December 2018.


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Translations is made possible by the following:

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