Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing and based in the Black Country?
If so we want to hear from you?
Would you or your family members like to take part in dance activities, in your area, maybe for exercise, to meet new friends, to perform, or simply to have fun?
Help us to by telling us what interests you or your family members have by completing one of our short on-line survey below and win FREE tickets to our Inclusive Community Dance Festival
There are three surveys:
- One for adults who are either Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or are responsible for children who are Deaf or HoH
- One for young people aged between 11 and 17 years who are Deaf or HoH
- And, one for organisations who work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.
(It should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.)
Your ideas will help to shape what dance opportunities happen in your area!
To thank you for participating in our survey, we are offering each participant 2 FREE tickets for the ‘BCDH Inclusive Community Dance Festival’ on Monday 21 November 2022 from 7.00pm at Walsall Arena & Arts Centre.
The festival features inspiring performances by Deaf /HOH Professional Dancers; including:
- Deaf Men Dancing
- our community participants
- and professional Deaf Dance Ben Randall
Please note, in a change to the original billing, due to unforeseen circumstances Billy Read is no longer able to join us for our Inclusive Dance Festival.
You will however, be able to see the premiere of the film – Vibrations. Vibrations was a piece choreographed by Deaf Men Dancing’s Artist Director, Mark Smith and performed by the D/deaf and hard of hearing participants who joined us for our D-Sign Dance project in the summer. Vibrations explores the question “what do you feel when you hear music?” through movement, BSL and the motif of the butterfly, which is a strong symbol in the D/deaf community and it was performed at Birmingham Weekender at the Bullring, Birmingham on Saturday 27 August 2022.
The performance is supported by BSL interpreters
For more information email Maggie: firstname.lastname@example.org
D-Sign Dance Project is a collaboration between Birmingham 2022 Festival, Deaf Men Dancing, Black Country Dance Hub and Arts Outburst, inspired by Critical Mass and supported by Spirit of 2012.