Join CounterPulse and Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company for four events of compelling new works on what it means to be living in a “prison within a prison” as a deaf person.
Performers will be using sign language, spoken text, dance (modern and jazz), film, music, and silence to look at lives of deaf people: What does it mean to be a Deaf person in prison? A deaf woman of color? What is life as a gay black deaf man? In these interdisciplinary new works, we explore the tension between Deaf utopia and Deaf diaspora.
The first half of Deaf’s IMPRISONED will be different each show followed by Urban Jazz Dance Company
Deaf’s IMPRISONED Schedule:
This presentation is made possible by support from California Arts Council, Jess Curtis/Gravity, Dancers’ Group’s CA$H grant program, and FACT/SF, and is part of CounterPulse’s Artist Residency Commissioning program funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ken Hempel Foundation, and CounterPulse members.
Photo of Antoine Hunter/Urban Jazz Dance Company by RJ Muna