| Open: 07/19/17 Close: 07/21/17
Set in an imagined despoiled, war-torn landscape, Carthage/Cartagena uncovers the lost voices of those who have been displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking, and forced migration. Signdance Collective imagines Caridad Svich's text, which is constructed as a series of ten song-poems, through their signature hybrid form, incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.
Written by Obie Award winner Caridad Svich
Performed by Signdance Collective
From 1987 to 2000, Signdance Collective's directors–Isolte Avila and David Bower–began constructing their unique fusion of sign theatre, dance, and original live music. In 2001, they officially formed Signdance Collective, a company crafting new and original work built on inclusivity, with a focus on disability- and deaf-led work. They have forged a number of international collaborations, delivering workshops and producing "innovative and creatively brilliant performances" (Diversity Awards, BBC) across the globe.
About the Company: Signdance Collective
The Signdance Collective is a touring performance company that was established in 2001. The company is culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm. From 1987 to 2000, the company directors pioneered "signdance theatre", a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. Since 2001, Signdance Collective has continued to evolve signdance theatre initiating international collaborations and working alongside innovative artists, theatre philosophers and performance companies across the world. The directors at Signdance Collective have worked with hundreds of people of all ages throughout the UK and internationally, delivering workshops, and producing new work. The company is one of the first in the world to utilise and introduce the concept of inclusive practice with a specific focus on disability-deaf led team work.