On the 17th and 18th of February, during the interdisciplinary NextDoors week at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, we will present our contemporary dance theatre duet Gravity (and other attractions) performed by a deaf (Tiki) and a hearing (Lolo) dancer. They meet on a subway train and travel through their imagination as they experience different ways of attraction…
For further information please visit the following website: https://www.ap-arts.be/evenement/gravity-other-attractions
The performance has been developed by a creative team consisting of members with and without disabilities. Accessibility has been an integral part of the creative process. Gravity (and other attractions) uses innovative methods of accessibility as a core of the performance. The work is mainly accessible through poetic audio description. This innovative approach integrates descriptive language into the play without specifically targeting a visually impaired audience. Gravity also features other languages and art forms, such as international sign language and visual vernacular. Touch tours are available.
Concept, Dramaturgy & Direction: Costas Lamproulis (GR) – Script*: Max Greyson (BE) – Choreography, Performers & Dancers: Sarah `Sarena´ Bockers & Dodzi Dougban (DE) – Music & Sound Composition: Filippos Zoukas (GR) – Visuals: Tim Stadie (DE) – Costume & Stage Design: Sarah Haas (DE) – Light Design: Christian Herbert – Outside Eye Choreographers: Despina Bounitsi (GR) & Wagner Moreira (DE) – Music (Flute): Ine Vanoeveren (BE) – Sign Language Interpreter: Stella Papantonatos & Konstanze Bustian (DE) (Skarabee) – International Sign Language Advisor: Rafael Grombelka (DE) – Visual Vernacular Advisor: Eyk Kauly (DE) – Advisors for the Visually Impaired Audience: Franziska Wilke & Andrea Eberl (DE) – Creative Producer: Lisette Reuter (DE)
Produced by: Un-Label e.V. // An Un-Label Performing Arts Company production
Co-Production Partners: SMouTh, Oriente Occidente Festival, N.C.A. Small Theatre
As part of the Project: Impart-Immediate Performing Arts
Funded by: Aktion Mensch, EU Programm Creative Europe, Fonds Soziokultur, Heidehof Stiftung, NRW KULTURsekretariat, The Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, THE POWER OF THE ARTS, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln,The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports
*The script was written by Max Greyson as part of an artistic research project at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp on developing artistically integrated audio description.
With the generous support of ‘Inspiratum vzw’.
©Photo: Giannis Chatziantoniou