4:00pm – 5:30pm
June 18, 2022
Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired adults.
Dark Room Ballet Series is offered at no cost.
Dark Room Ballet presents:
Voices from the Dark Room:
The Multitude of Audio Descriptions and
When to Touch Them
This Workshop is offered online via Zoom.
To register email [email protected]
This self-audio description workshop gives students the framework for thinking of audio description as not a singular process with a singular best practice, but as multiple art forms with multiple purposes. Audio description has, for too long, been considered as an access tool that can be deployed at a moment's notice with little forethought, but this sort of thinking creates environments of severe inequity. Classrooms, rehearsals, and performances where blind and visually impaired people are given inadequate connection to the art at their center are ableist places.
Part One: Audio Description in Technique Class
Part Two: Audio Description for Narrative Performance (story arc)
Part Three: Audio Description for Non-Linear Performance (emotional quality) Part Four: Audio Description as Cooperative Creation and Collaboration (two voices)
Part Five: Audio Description for the Ensemble (a thousand voices)