Digital Dramaturgy & Access
With a degree in theatre and a former career in television puppetry. Sarah uses her coaching and insight in supporting artists working in digital be that creative access or both, as they develop their ideas through research and development and into full production. Trained by Lou Cope, dramaturge at South East Dance, Sarah has sat at the heart of early R&D for the following projects.
Sarah is an associate artist with our company. She has a real sensitivity in how to make digital accessible in new and exciting ways for our elder dancers.
– Sian Stevenson, Moving Memory Dance Company –
Examples of early R&D projects
In early 2017, Sarah worked with Sue Maclaine supporting her with an emphasis on exploring the access dramaturgy for her new piece Vessel and how the digital streams might work within the piece.
As Chisato Minamimura’s UK producer, Sarah supported her return to performing within digital dance artwork. Premiering at The Brighton Digital Festival in September 2016. Passages of Time allowed Chisato’s voice to come through in new and accessible ways, delighting audiences with her personal sign narrative and captions.
In 2019 Chisato created a new solo work, Scored in Silence blending Chisato’s BSL art guide portfolio with digital film, vibration focusing on the Deaf hibakusha – the living survivors of the A-Bombs in Japan in 1945. The work was shown as part of the British Council Edinburgh Festival Showcase that year and is now touring globally as a film through 2020.