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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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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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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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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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Signdance Collective's new base at Bucks New University

17 January 2010

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SDC has a new base...well, its first ever real base, at Bucks New University, High Wycombe! Up until now the company/collective has existed virtually, without admin, storage, rehearsal or production space. The new facilities are splendid, offer wonderful opportunities for Signdance Collective artists and collaborators to create music, dance, film and music. This new partnership will open up exciting possibilities and give us core support from university tutors and...

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