Translations is a collaboration between All Bodies Dance Project, VocalEye and Naomi Brand funded through the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Initiative.
The first phase of Translations began in November 2017 with two weeks of research at Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre. The team of collaborators explored how the tools of live description can be applied to the abstract movement of contemporary dance. They asked questions about the role of the audience. What senses do we use to take in dance? How can a visual experience of movement be translated into language, or into touch?
The project will be further researched and created over 2018 with a production scheduled for Fall 2018.