Dance on mute

‘If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration’
— Nikola Tesla

 

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Dance On Mute

Kalpanarts has set itself the goal of structurally making its performances more and more accessible to interested parties within the group of deaf and hard of hearing people. Technology is used to be able to experience music through other senses than hearing. Where we see that music interpreters and theater interpreters are increasing in popularity, we see that the large group of deaf and hard of hearing people are hardly served in the dance field.

 

In Two Minds

The use of physical vibrations in combination with energetic footwork from Indian Classical dance are characteristic of the Kalpanarts dancers. In the performance In Two Minds it is a leading element in the choreography, music composition and technique. Sounds and sound frequencies will be made visual and tactile for all spectators using sub-woofers. The company also has 5 feel belts available for the deaf and hard of hearing. These belts convert sounds into vibrations, making the sound tangible.

 

Feel belt

After the performance there is a short discussion with the choreographer. A sign language interpreter is present. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please register via danceonmute@kalpanarts.com so that a feel belt can be reserved. We have five of these belts available for each performance.

 

Trailer In Two Minds | Dance On Mute

Filmed and edited by Bowie Verschuuren, narrator Theo Stoop.