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Caustic Effect – ASL Opera Workshop Performances
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - September 17 @ 8:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Caustic Effect is a new work-in-progress by Monique Holt (Librettist & Director) and Landon Krentz (Artistic Director & Performer) that explores how language is seen, heard and understood by combining the movement, rhythmic structure, and meter present in both Visual Gestural Communication (VGC) and music. This project is a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing artists and combines VGC and music binding the story’s themes to our creative process.
Friday, Sept 16 2022 at 7:00pm MDT
Saturday, Sept 17 2022 at 7:00pm MDT
NORDIC BRIDGES COLLABORATION
The Nordic community recognizes their countries’ sign languages as a basic human right by law – a stark difference to the realities in Canada. Nordic Deaf artists have the right to sign language interpreters that are completely funded and provided by their governments without any undue financial hardships. They have full access to professional theatre, acquire artistic training and are able to contribute to the cultural landscape of their countries. The fight for everyone’s right to express themselves in theatre has been the inspiration of Deaf theatre such as Riksteaterns Crea (Sweden), Teater Manu (Norway) and Teatteri Totti (Finland).
As part of the development process and collaboration with Nordic Bridges – a national arts and culture festival in Canada in 2022 – this project partners with Riksteatern Crea to bring mentorship and instruction to our creative team providing much needed theatre training access to Deaf artists in Canada. In addition to this mentorship, Riksteatern Crea will also send Swedish theatre artists, Jamila and Amina Ouahid to join the core-creative team for Caustic Effect.