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

12 November 2011

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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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El Grande Signdance 2011 Diario

4 March 2011

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Latest News  -During 2011 and 2012! SDTI will be  working on major projects in the USA (at  Urban Warrior  N.C with Proffesor Roger Braswell  and in San Francisco with dancer Antoine Hunter'Company UrbanJazzDance.Com www.AntoineHunter.com  ) , the U.K,  Greece, (Deaf Cltural Development Centres) In Slovenia (With Primoz  Bayziac and Ana  Desetnica) Austria (with Kultuur WekStaat) The Company has new performers a new base and exciting international...

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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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