Belfast dancer, choreographer and teacher Helen Hall is inviting audiences to step Inside the Speaker as she explores her life as a visually impaired person through dance at the Brian Friel Theatre on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September.
Inside the Speaker is an intimate, beautiful and provocative solo dance performance which will address and challenge the way in which visually impaired people and audiences experience the world. Part of the Bounce! Festival programme, the show will take audiences on a journey of the senses, to experience music and dance differently and will explore what dance is and what it means to dance.
Commenting on Inside the Speaker and the particular benefits which being a dancer has for a person with a visual impairment, Helen said:
“I believe that being involved in dance has been beneficial to me in dealing with sight loss. Dance makes you more spatially aware and in tune with your own body as well as others around you, making me more able to deal with daily navigation.
With Inside the Speaker, we hope to create a connection and an understanding between different ways of perceiving the world. I hope that audiences will gain a greater insight into the world of being visually impaired and will leave experiencing the world afresh and feeling invigorated and challenged.”
Inside the Speaker has been commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Spirit of 2012. Earlier stages of the work have been supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the Artist Career Enhancement Scheme. The creation and production of this work is supported by Maiden Voyage Dance.
Inside the Speaker takes place at the Brian Friel Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfaston Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 September at 7.30pm as part of the Bounce! Festival. Tickets are £8 and can be booked online now at www.eventbrite.co.uk – search Inside the Speaker.