When people consider dance, they will often naturally associate it with music, sound, a connection with audio rhythm. However, I am going to put it to you that the phenomena of dance is so much more than that. Dance is a vessel of explosive expression. Dance is a primordial energetic release. Dance is a connection to the energy that makes up the essence of every being in this universe. It is about using nothing but the rawest of materials: our own body, our senses, our mind and our soul, to express our emotions, thoughts and experiences as a human. It is this natural instinct of the individual which bonds and connects us as whole. Twisting and twirling in colourful transformations, it travels across all countries and cultures alike. So why can’t it travel from the culture of sound into the culture of silence?
What I present is a small piece of a large journey, embarked on by a handful of humans who prove that it can, and an insight into what might just happen, when these cultures collide. This documentary follows a contemporary dance project in Melbourne, Australia, which for the first time brings together a team of both hearing and non-hearing humans. The crew consists of three deaf and four hearing dancers, a deaf actress, and two choreographers; one deaf and one hearing. In bringing these people together, this very unique project allows those involved to begin to explore the relationships between their two worlds.