Performance by Deaf students to entertain everyone through sign language and gestures

July 27, 2011

The play by eight Deaf university students and actors will be presented in Yokohama City on August 6-7, 2011.

In this play composed only of sign language, gestures and dancing, neither the spoken interpreting nor the caption will not be provided. It aims at the stage that everyone can enjoy regardless of the disability through the movement of the actor.

The play is a romantic story about Miyamoto Musashi, a famous samurai who slips into the present age and a college female student who practices the kendo. Actor SHOSAKI Takashi (49) is the scriptwriter and director. He is the leader of a theatrical group that produces a performance independent of the Japanese language.

In the performance, the spectator who doesn't know sign language understands the content by following the movement of the person on the stage. Even without spoken lines, one can understand what the actor feels, what he/she is doing.

Shosaki signs, "Even if sign language is not understood, I believe 60 percent or more can get what the actor says, and everyone will enjoy the performance through gestures, the sound of musical instruments, etc."

1 comment:

さおり said...

This play sounds so exciting! If only I could go to see it in person, or see a video of it.