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The proposed R&D supports development of my climate justice panto for adults.
- I’m involving both/only VI and D/deaf performers, as a way of challenging silos within disability art
- I want to make the access part of the art, using a range of ‘languages’ including BSL, audio narration, ‘songs with out words’, creative captioning, and panto call-and-response
- This reaches out wider, by also sharing the richness of these diverse ‘languages’ with a mainstream audience.
I appreciate the inherent practical challenges of working with BOTH D/deaf and VI performers. So my R&D will:
- Work closely with experts on the ‘languages’;
- Include facilitated co-creation – with language experts and expert performers working together;
- Workshop two short scenes selected to explore multiple languages: the initial song, and a dance for cane users
- Culminate in a sharing performance. Invitees will be asked how the specific ‘languages’ add to, or distract from, communication with disabled and mainstream audiences.
Why and how climate justice?
- Climate justice recognises political and ethical issues in very similar ways to the social model of disability: it’s less about individual deficits, and more about social inequalities.
- My audition process will prioritise performers with personal knowledge of the inequalities underlying climate injustice
- It mirrors the chaos of the climate crisis
- It expects/helps the audience get involved. Just like we all need to be involved in both arts access, and the climate crisis.