Deaf explorer delighted to announce that Greenwich Performs have commissioned “Deaf Men Dancing” Mark Smith is re inventing the dance company with new dancers Joshua Cantril, Joseph Porton and Aaron Rahn.
Get Tickets for Deaf Men Dancing – a fusion of dance styles and sign-language – Two Nights, 9th October & 10th October Time:7.30 doors open 7.00 Venue: Laban Theatre, 30 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 3DZ, Tickets £16 with concessions at £12. Group bookings of 5 or more will receive a 10% discount. Solely performed by deaf dancers, it will challenge perceptions that deaf people can’t dance. Assistant Choreographer has reworked Hear! Hear! and TEN , a two hander comic in style based on the Ten Commandments of Deaf Awareness. Mark Smith is making a new dance work called “TIME” symboilic of the issues and assumptions facing deaf dancers.
10% of ticket sales are going towards supporting a young deaf girls dream of studying at the performing arts college London Studio Centre for her BA Hons with Contemporary Specialism. Mark Smith trained at LSC from 1989-1991 and both Mark and Greenwich Performs wish to support Elle Salkind in following her passion. Elle was born with Microtia, a condition which results in undeveloped and deformity of one or both of the ears. This left Elle with profound hearing loss on her left side and over the last five years, she has also lost hearing in her right ear. Having this condition has never stopped Elle in her dance and she is a positive and inspiring force to others with Microtia. For Elle, dancing is a release from the anxiety she struggles with and a way to express her feelings. She is greatly influenced by the work of Mark Smith by incorporating signing into her dances and her goal is to own a dance school specialising in classes for others with disabilities. Elle has never allowed her Microtia to slow her down and wants to help others to have faith that you can still achieve your dreams.