Dance inspired by British Sign Language

A multi-disciplinary performance art piece inspired by British Sign Language (BSL), sensory processing and communication will be presented in Berwick next month.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 6:49 am
Nicole Vivien Watsonin Auricular
Nicole Vivien Watsonin Auricular

Auricular was conceived by director and founder of Surface Area Dance Theatre, Nicole Vivien Watson.

Surface Area Dance has a formidable reputation for exploring new territory in dance and performance arts.

Dance City and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, first commissionedAuricular in 2014 and then in 2015. Now with support from Arts Council England, Auricular will be presented at the Gymnasium Gallery on Saturday, April 22.

Directed by Nicole Vivien Watson, who also performs in the piece, she was inspired by BSL and the ability of facial expressions to communicate emotions to people everywhere. Auricular portrays the dancers’ feelings and experiences through movement and a live soundtrack courtesy of :zoviet*france, who were especially commissioned to create a sound score that specifically encouraged a reaction to sound.

Collaborating artists in the work are long standing principle dance artist Molly Procter, Rachel Jean Birch and Paul Miller, who is a native BSL user.

Performances at 12.30pm and 6pm, to book visit