Feel the Music: Dance Program for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

FEEL THE MUSIC – DANCE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED

AT BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE:

Time > Most Fridays > 7:30pm – 9:00pm > 10 weeks per term

Term 2 > 5 May – 23 June

Term 3 > tbc

Term 4 > tbc

PLEASE NOTE THAT ON THE LAST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH THE CLASS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE, SO  PARTICIPANTS MAY ATTEND DEAF CLUB.

Cost > Register and pay on the day > $10/class or $5 concession/gold coin donation

FEEL THE MUSIC is a year long dance program specifically created for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, happening at BAC on most Fridays of each school term. Please come and join us for this exciting, exhilarating and entertaining dance experience – and bring your family, friends and dance partners. 

Over the duration of the program participants will be offered a wide range of dance styles, live music, social dance gigs, film nights and some performance opportunities– if you want to trip the light fantastic!

During Term 1 the group worked with local dance artist Debora di Centa to create a dance work TO BE which was performed to great acclaim at the BOLD FESTIVAL, National Library of Australia, 9 March.

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Note > Wear clothes comfortable to move in, wear light shoes, and bring a bottle of water.

No previous experience is necessary, and everyone—persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, family members, friends—are welcome to participate.  Please note this is not a social dance class, and it does not require you to come with a partner.

Further Information > Philip Piggin, Creative Program Officer, Belconnen Arts Centre, 02.6173 3300, SMS to 0417 417 182 or philip.piggin@belconnenartscentre.com.au


EXTRA EXTRA – NEWS FLASH! > Check out this fabulous video of their latest performance at the BOLD FESTIVAL at the National Museum of Australia, 2017.

Performance of TO BE, BOLD FESTIVAL, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA, 2017, by dancers from FEEL THE MUSIC, a project for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Dancers, from Belconnen Arts Centre.  Funded by ACT Health.  (commences at 14.15 mins into the movie)

MUSICIAN: Felix Machiridza

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Debora di Centa, Philip Piggin


Program supported by ACT Health & Belconnen Arts Centre.