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Introduction to Describing Dance

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Media in Motion Lab - VVC 3-422

Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9

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This VocalEye workshop, presented by Steph Kirkland, will introduce the basic principles of live description for audience members with vision loss. Participants will explore how descriptive techniques may be applied and adapted for dance solos, duets and ensemble work. Previous experience is recommended in dance, movement, choreography or related disciplines.

Steph Kirkland has more than 25 years experience as a theatre director and has narrated hundreds of textbooks for post-secondary students with vision loss. In 2012 Steph founded VocalEye as a separate non-profit society, where she serves as the Executive Director. In 2013, Steph was awarded professional development grants from the Canada Council and the BC Arts Council to observe and study with arts access professionals in New York, London and Washington, DC. In 2014, she was honoured with the Achievement Award in Audio Description International from The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project “for outstanding contributions to the establishment and/or continued development of significant audio description programs.”


Times:
Friday, May 4, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, May 5th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday, May 6th, 10:30am - 3:00pm

Location: Media in Motion Lab, 3-422
Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta
Map to get to room: http://www.mediainmotion.ca/about.html

Accessibility: The Van Vliet Complex is located a few minutes walk or roll from the University of Alberta bus station. The Media in Motion Lab is physically accessible and signage will be posted to indicated the accessible route. There is a single stall, gender-neutral washroom on the floor. Regular breaks will be taken on both days.

To arrange for ASL interpretation and all other access needs, please contact Kelsie Acton by email at klacton@ualberta.ca.

CRIPSiE would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the University of Alberta Media in Motion Lab.

Cost: sliding scale $40 - $90 - with opportunity, post-workshop to be paid to describe CRIPSiE's work on the website.
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Media in Motion Lab - VVC 3-422

Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9

Canada

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