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David Bower of Signdance Collective blogs on the work and travels of a dynamic sign dance performance company

Stuck In The Middle With You and Lovin'It!

8 September 2012

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Black and White photograph of a signer standing next to David Bower dressed in white shirt and braces

The Company was neither part of Unlimited or Liberty, but! What a Great summer for SDC! Our international tours with Ana Desetnica and The Lent Festival in Slovenia, with Salvia  and The British Council in Estonia, plus tours to The USA and Austria's Kulturwerkstaat were great! We were selected for SHOWTIME - The London 2012 Festival which covered both the Olympics and Paralympics. We were also lucky to work with TOGETHER! Fest in Newham so we were very much in the picture we...

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SDC 2012 World Tour. Join us !

28 January 2012

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Filming in Greece/ Athenas Temple during the 2011European Tour

Signdance Collective/ International Signdance Theatre 2012 Tour Taking a leaf out of an age old tradition and trekking the road less travelled, we can confirm that we are continuing our international tours and collaborating with the wild and free artists of the world. We have been collaborating and touring this way long before it became the buzz words here and were incredibly a flagship organisation for a while, before the more sensitive artizens among us began to choke on their breakfast,...

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Signdance Collective International tour continues

6 July 2011

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New Gold

Signdance Collectives directors have spent five fantastic days at the Ana Desetnica/111/) international festival in Slovenia, Ljbljana. We  are being mentored, coached, by its director Goro Osojnic as well as experiencing some of the best in international street theatre performance. We saw groups from Spain, Barcelona, The Netherlands, Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Iran, Slovenia, Mexico, France, Czech Republic and Belgium! . The artists are open and with wonderful communication skills. We are so...

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SDC's International 'PITCH' A great success

17 June 2011

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photo of an outdoor sculpture in the shape of a large ear

Signdance Collective is in Greece/ performing, giving training workshops to actors and international sign-language interpreters, and in residency at several places across Greece. We have had major successes in Thessalonikki, Athens and Siphnos island. Five performances in Thess, Three shows in Athens, three shows in Siphnos, one at the opening of the VSA Festival on the island tomorrow. And fab audiences and audience response. This matched our successes at the ETHOS Festival Ankara earlier in...

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Signdance Collective present New Gold Phase 2

18 October 2010

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Long days into the night! We haven't stopped at all this year. Signdance Collective has been creating our new street signdance show, 'New Gold'! Supported by: Create Compete Colaborate , ACCENTUATE Creative Campus , Bucks New University , Arts Council England. We have also been performing both Dances For A lost Traveller and New Gold at lots of very cool venues! These are just a few! The National Theatre of Slovenia in Nova Gorica , Lent Festival Maribor, Ana Desetnica Ljbljana ,The Siti...

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Signdance Collective perform at Signcircle before doing their pilot New Gold at Bucks New University

10 June 2010

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The stop before the New Gold shows was 'SignCircle' the big Deaf gathering in North West England. Fab festival with Caroline Parker in action and some new wonderful Deaf performers skimming across the boards! It had a huge attendance of more than 1,300 people made the events turn into real spectacles. And although the festival isn't massively funded, it has a great spirit, and is run beautifully. Back at the SDC ranch BNU (Bucks New University) we performed our new street theatre / signdance...

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