Communication Breakdown

Communication Breakdown is a contemporary dance work that explores communication and understanding through the narratives of a deaf and a hearing individual. The work was created for Beth's dance dissertation and required extensive research informed by practice as research. Beth organised many aspects of production to make the performance a success, including the choreography, costume, accompaniment, making set and lighting design decisions and marketing the show in order to bring in both deaf and hearing audience members. The piece was carefully considered to be accessible to those deaf and hard-of-hearing, for example, text was projected onto the backdrop and the music was felt through vibrations in the seats.

Communication Breakdown
Photo: Mark Williams
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Lela-Mae Jacobs
Photo: Mark Williams
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Lela-Mae Jacobs
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Mark Williams
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Mark Williams
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Lela-Mae Jacobs
Communication Breakdown
Photo: Nigel Adams