Deaf Explorer will screen a recording of Mark Smith’s Progress score with his ensemble, Deaf Men Dancing. Performed at the Greenwich Performs Festival in 2019 with original music composed by Chris Bartholomew (Ad Infinitum, Deafinatly Theatre).
The Progress Score 25 mins
7.30 PM, SUN 6 DEC, SQUARE-EYE FESTIVAL
“There is a generation of deaf children whose needs are being ignored and who are being left behind in their education.”
Mark Smith was inspired by a story about a deaf boy in Ireland who struggled in education because he didn’t receive support due to the government’s service cuts. There’s a serious issue that young deaf children are falling behind in education and are being failed by the education system. Also, Mark was inspired to incorporate Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) into the choreography.
Choreographer – Mark Smith
‘Liam’ – Joseph Porton
‘George’ – Joseph Fletcher
‘Dennis ‘ – Aaron Rahn
‘Kyle’ – Joshua Kyle-Cantrill
Composer – Chris Bartholomew
Costume Designer – DMD
Lighting – Jonathan Samuels
PHOTOS “The progress score” Deaf Men Dancing, Laban Theatre Greenwich Performs 2019. Photography by Jane Hobson