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Deaf and hearing impaired people will be able to enjoy a good laugh at this year’s New Zealand International Comedy Festival, thanks to four sign language-interpreted shows in Auckland and two in Wellington.
A sign interpreted performance targeting Wellington’s Deaf community will be offered for the first time in Circa Theatre’s history on Friday 3 May.
WOMAD New Zealand, recipient of the Big ‘A’ Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2012, is providing sign language interpreters for Deaf and hearing impaired festival-goers at this year’s festival in New Plymouth from 15 to 17 March.
Participation, energy and fun were the key ingredients in a performance in the Wellington Town Hall this week by the Enso String Quartet from the United States, students from Kimi Ora School in Wellington and community musician Julian Raphael.
WOMAD New Zealand, recipient of the Big ‘A’ Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award 2012, has increased its commitment to accessibility by providing sign language interpreters at its three-festival in New Plymouth in March 2013.
Blind and vision impaired audience members will be able to touch parts of the set and key props before audio described performances of The Bartered Bride in Auckland on 27 September and Wellington on 20 October in what is a first for the NBR New Zealand Opera.
The New Zealand String Quartet is changing the way audiences can access and participate in its recitals: its latest offering of Beethoven’s Late Quartets on 7 and 8 September will be available to the world online in real time and free of charge.
Capital E National Theatre for Children is making the most of technology to provide an innovative sign language-interpreted performance of the play Magnolia Street at Downstage Theatre in Wellington on Wednesday 25 July.
TRIBES, written by Nina Raine and opening at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland on 8 June, will blend the English language, New Zealand Sign Language and subtitling.
Arts organisations and venues will become more accessible this year, thanks to eleven grants provided by Creative New Zealand for projects ranging from sign language interpretations and audio described performances to music workshops and concerts for disabled children and young adults, and improved physical access.