Chyna at Vault Festival


London theatre news: Thursday 30 January 2020


Dance - Festivals - Off-West End - Shows

Starring a brilliant 14 year old Deaf performer, Chyna is a dance multimedia production that will have a short run at this year's Vault Festival from 3 March.
Chyna at Vault Festival

Image courtesy Weave Stories


Chyna is a 14 year old dancer - who is Deaf.


In this multimedia dance production, video documentary is mixed with a live solo performance as she takes us on a journey through her daily life, immersing us in her world.


This remarkable piece of theatre challenges notions of how stories are told, and will be presented at Vault Festival by multimedia theatre company Weave Stories from 3 to 5 March 2020.


Deafness is not a disability here, but the opportunity to experience the world differently.


Resonating in all of us, this show is accessible to both hearing and non-hearing audiences, without the use of translation.


Created in collaboration with Oak Lodge, a specialist school for the D/deaf in Balham and Deaf Dance Artist Chisato Minamimura, this performance aims at bridging the D/deaf and hearing communities.


Weave Stories' productions are based on lived experience; drawing from research interviews to stage a plurality of voices.


They follow a multimedia theatrical approach, using video footage and live action; 'voices' are placed in a form of counterpoint as they would be on a music score.


Balanced on parallel narratives, their shows bring together different views on the same subject offering a debate on social and human issues.


Director Laurence Dollander is originally from Nancy, France and is a writer, director and a musician/composer.


She studied the oboe at the Conservatoire and gained a degree in English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Nancy, and has an MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins.


She is very much involved with her local community, and teaches music at Oak Lodge School.


Show listing information


Synopsis


Chyna is 14. She's a dancer. She touches sound.


She is a Deaf performer. Come and meet her as she tells her story.


In this multimedia dance production, mixing a video documentary with a live solo performance, she takes us on a journey through her daily life, immersing us in her world as she uses all her senses.


Deafness is not a disability here but the opportunity to experience the world differently.


Resonating in all of us, this show is accessible to both hearing and non-hearing audiences, without the use of translation.


Cast


Chyna

Creatives


Director: Laurence Dollander
Choreography: Chisato Minamimura
Production: Weave Stories

Venue


The Vaults - Crypt
Leake Street
London
SE1 7NN

Dates


From: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Closes: Thursday 5 March 2020

Tickets


Standard: From £15


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