Asnath Losala will be presenting her Midlands Made Screen dance commission “Natal” as part of the Birmingham International Dance Festival.
Thursday 3rd June: 7:30pm
Watch live here: https://bidf.zootv.live
Natal by Asnath Losala
A snapshot of the filmmaker’s experience as a Deaf migrant to Birmingham from the Congo, fusing British Sign language and hip hop street dance and their love of football. Filming in three locations near their home in Perry Barr, juxtaposing the three ‘faces’ of Aston. Deaf people live under the radar – not noticed, understood or welcomed into ‘hearing’ spaces. “I want to make this work to inspire other young Deaf people. I want to show that Deaf people can dance and should have a platform alongside hearing street and hip hop dancers.”
Suitable for: all ages
Midlands Made is a showcase of films by artists with a strong connection to the Midlands including brand new commissions and existing work
Asnath’s commission will be available to watch online through the festival 3rd – 13th June 2021