White Cane: Salamanda Tandem

Huddersfield Train Station – Platform 1
23rd November 2016 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 5pm

Free event

Come along and play!

Your guides on Platform 1 will be visually impaired dancer Mickel Smithen and blind viola player Takashi Kikuchi, composer Duncan Chapman and composer / singing audio describer Isabel Jones, who create a sensory space of touch, vibration, movement and sound, in an unfolding dialogue between performers and public.

Using the long white cane as an instrument to build up a deep connect with the environment, White Cane ‘sounds’ and ‘dances’ Platform 1. The cane’s ball moves across the ground, picking up bumps, cracks, grooves, levels and nuances, feeding back sensory information through the hands and bodies of the performers. Tuning into their environs, patterns of movement and sound emerge, the fascinating sound of the ball is sent via radio signal to audience headsets, bringing a unique world of sonic vision and touch to life. As the performance unfolds, other visually impaired performers and their friends are invited to join Salamanda Tandem in the performance space; and finally audience members and passers-by are invited to join.

No need to book – just turn up and play.

There are 3 performances at 12.30pm, 2.20pm & 5pm. Please arrive 15 minutes before the performance you want to take part in as you’ll need to collect a headset.

Find out more about Salamanda Tandem’s White Cane at salamandatandem.wordpress.com