Being Human Festival

  • Being Human Festival

Sensory loss and found identities


19/11/2017 - 19/11/2017


4:00PM - 7:00PM


Brian Friel Rehearsal Studio, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1NN



A performance and a workshop for artists, students and people with experience of sensory change.

The performance will present extracts of work exploring sensory changes.  “The Unheard ” is an immersive theatre piece by Northern Ireland based author Nessa Haynes about her experience of hearing loss in collaboration with Sonic Artist John D’Arcy. 

We will also show an extract from the dance performance “Inside the Speaker” by Helen Hall, a partially sighted choreographer and dancer exploring what we see and what we sense when watching dance, what dance is and what it means to dance.

The practical workshop will be facilitated by dramaturg Hanna Slattne; it will look at how we explore artistically, through interdisciplinary collaboration, the subtle and personal experiences of change in how we perceive our world.

Project Leads: Dr John D'Arcy, from the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's, Hanna Slattne, Vanessa Haynes and Helen Hall. 

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