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

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/ Theatre International to perform at National Cultural Diversity Network Awards 2011

12 November 2011

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SDTI Signdance Theatre International  Logo

Here we are almost  at the end of 2011. Its been quite a year for us. We have toured six different countries with some beautiful and exciting projects. Our highlights have included the international tours of New Gold with a bigger ensemble. Jacob Casselden and Laura Goulden have been a wonderful addition to  Signdance's work. They both worked with us on the 'HERE' quartet and we are looking forward  to working with them on  future projects. We have been involved...

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Autumms Up ! SDC's Autumm Tour & Thanks

29 August 2011

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Tingle Tangle Festival Graz Austria HERE ' the new international quartete

SDC and SDTI want to thank everyone that made SDC's summer so exciting and such smooth running! It was an incredible season , so congratulations to the company , guests , and in-particular our supportive partners- ETHOS Festival Turkey, Driving Inspiration U.K, Accentuate, Thessalonikki School Greece , Your Stage Athens ,! Ana Desetnica , CAMPAIGN! ,Flora Swlavidu Expressive Body Training  Athens, Kulturwerkstatt Graz, Urban Warrior N.C, Wycombe Ats Centre and our fantastic base -...

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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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David Bower blogs about the Signdance Collective’s approach to choreography

10 January 2011

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photo of male and female dancers imposed over top of each other

From experience I would say choreography is about listening visually, with the eyes and finding the right moment to act and react. Choreography begins with a simple idea like the movement of the sea and how the light plays on water. Or it could be creating a sign name for ourselves using sign language and taking that as a basis for a movement - and then creating interaction between that movement and other sign names. We don’t believe interaction between the dancers has to be in time -...

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