Preview: 9 January at 8pm
10–13 January at 6pm & 8pm
14 January at 8pm
Recommended for ages 12+
Touch is the main way that Deafblind people navigate, communicate and connect with others. In a society where touch is not encouraged, Deafblind people grapple with universal questions of isolation, access and human connection.
Wearing goggles and headphones that alter and restrict light and sound, and through intensified touch and tactile communication, experience the artists’ stories in a profoundly different sensory environment and literally meet Heather and Michelle through an imagined touch of the senses.
Featuring Deafblind artists Heather Lawson and Michelle Stevens, Imagined Touch is a unique and shared experience, providing an insight into living in a world without sight or sound by using art, theatre and sensory performance.
Artistic Director & Creative Producer: Jodee Mundy
Producer: Stacey Baldwin
Performers, Collaborators & Consultants: Heather Lawson & Michelle Stevens
Performers/Interpreters: Mark Sandon, Marc Ethan, Georgia Knight, David Pidd & Dennis Witcombe
Composition, Sound Design & Music Direction: Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey
Set, Lighting & Visual Design: Jenny Hector
Production Manager: Jenny Hector
Stage Manager: Jo Leishman
Deafblind Communications Consultant: Dennis Witcombe
Technical Manager: Taran Ablitt
Assistant Stage Manager: Mia Donnet-Jones
Company Manager: Amber Richardson
Note: All performances of Imagined Touch are accessible to all people. Please let us know if you have any access requirements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1300 856 876.
Please note that upon arrival at the event your belongings will be put into a cloakroom and you will be asked to remove your shoes during the performance. Please avoid bringing any valuables.
For a copy of Imagined Touch's program, click here.
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Photos: Jeff Busby & Pippa Dodds
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