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A group of 5 dancers led by a man in a black t shirt and jeans

Choreographer Billy in dance workshop. Photo by Robert Golden

Billy Read – Somebody’s Watching Me

Dance | 2017 International Collaborations

Region: Midlands

Somebody’s Watching Me is a cutting edge digital dance show, that will deepen audiences and dancers experience of sound. It will use live streaming to involve deaf audiences, in a narrative that will appeal to young people. Set in a dystopian future, where social justice has gone and tyranny prevails; deaf people sign language users are under surveillance. Unable to ‘whisper’ the two protagonists Billy Read and Ariel Fung use their dance skills to create a visual vocabulary to lead a rebellion amongst young deaf street dancers.

Artistically produced by mac, Birmingham, the show will be premiered at mac as part of the IDFB (International Dance Festival Birmingham) and Sense of mac; a festival about access for Visually impaired and hearing impaired audiences. In Hong Kong where Ariel Fung is based the show will be presented at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.

deafexplorer.com/billy-read