What is Visual Vernacular?
Visual Vernacular is not widely used here in Australia, however it is picking up traction across the Deaf community globally. We recently had staff members attend Festival Clin d’Oeil in France where they saw the format performed in conjunction with poetry and elements of drama involved.
Visual Vernacular is a unique physical theatre technique, with elements of poetry and mime, primarily performed by Deaf artists. This powerful story telling style combines strong movement, iconic signs, with gestures and facial expressions, to capture the world in all its visual complexity.
Workshop for Deaf Youth in October
We are providing a one day workshop which focusses on teaching Deaf youth (ages 16 – 30) how to utilise Visual Vernacular (VV). The workshop will be led by Salomon Gerber along with some special guest presenters, Todd Wright and Kate Matairavula!
This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and mentors in a fun environment, plus there is free lunch!
Saturday, 22nd October 11am – 3pm, Harry Todd Band Hall; 10 Jubilee La, Parramatta NSW 2150Register Here (FREE)