47 Steps

Through movement and poetry, this dance solo embodies the lack of physical access at a studio with 47 stairs on Lekwungen land. Each time the dancer takes a step, the next part of the poem is voiced. The video was filmed before the pandemic and is now audio described and captioned. The project engages in ongoing dialogue around creating collective access in dance.

Audio description pre-show notes audio player:

Below is the video with audio description and closed captions. (To increase caption size, click on settings on the video.)

Much gratitude to project consultants for sharing ideas, experiences and tips around describing dance: Amy Amantea, Linda Bartram, Steph Kirkland, Alice Sheppard, Danielle Peers, and Harmanie Taylor.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.

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