On the surface, no identifiable difference but in our daily lives the gap is exposed. It is not a reflection on disability/ability but on how any two worlds separated by a language barrier, experience and ways of living come together. In the merging of two cultures, we explore the effects of when two worlds collide.
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Collisions - A new dance work by The Delta Project

BY Arts Access Victoria | 08-Jun-2012
The Delta Project is a company made up of deaf and hearing dancers
The work explores the concept of "Collisions".
On the surface, no identifiable difference but in our daily lives the gap is exposed. It is not a reflection on disability/ability but on how any two worlds separated by a language barrier, experience and ways of living come together. In the merging of two cultures, we explore the effects of when two worlds collide.
Venue: Deakin University - The Performance Studio (Room P1.28)
Address: 221 Burwood Highway (Entrance 1) Burwoood (Melways 61 B5)
Date: Thursday 14th of June Friday 15th June Saturday 16th June
Ticket: $10 conc/ $15 full
Buy / Ticket: http://www.trybooking.com/BMDA
: www.facebook.com/thedeltaproject.collisions
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Choreographers: Jo Dunbar and Jodie Farrugia
Performers: Sophie Darling, Karina Gaal, Nakarin Jaikla, Fiona Koski, Elvin Lam, Sophie Li, Bethany Robinson, Anna Seymour.
Sound design: Josh Mitchell
Light and Sound Design: Nicola Andrews
Visual Artist: Pippa Dodds

Jo Dunbar, an experienced deaf dancer and choreographer who trained in the UK, has worked with highly acclaimed choreographer, Jodie Farrugia to guide the process with the eight dancers and create a contemporary dance work that breaks new ground.

Developing working methods that work with the different language needs of the dancers, through the medium of sign language, speech and non verbal communication, the company brings a new approach to creating dance theatre.

Following the performances, there will be an opportunity to be involved in a question and answer session with the creative team and the dancers about the the studio methods and creation of "Collisions", the challenges and sucesses and where to next!

The Delta Project:

When fresh water and salt water come together, they form a clay like substance which can easily be moulded. This then shapes and moulds the landscape surrounding the mouth of the river or point that these two water bodies meet.

This has many names, one of which is the "delta".

The Delta Project came about as a part of the company's ethos which is based primarily on the deaf culture's practises. It brings Deaf, hearing and hearing impaired performers together through the use of sign language and speech, to dance in the same space crossing barriers of language and forming bridges to create a space that is equal in the creative and learning processes. It is a merging of two worlds that then form several little universes within.