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June 19, 2021

Describing Dance in Musicals

Hosted by VocalEye

Learn the principles of describing dance in musicals for audience members who are blind and partially sighted.

It's hard to know when, how and what to describe without stepping on lyrics or being drowned out by the music. Professional audio describer Roz Chalmers will share practical tips and approaches you can use when describing dance numbers in musicals and other theatre productions.

This 2-hour workshop is open to describers of all levels, users of description, access providers and those interested in learning more about audio description and arts access. A recording will be made available for those unable to attend live.

Fee is $39, not including service charges. Subsidies are available for those in financial need, please contact events@vocaleye.ca.

Roz Chalmers was trained by Andrew Holland and Louise Fryer to join the team of audio describers at the Royal National Theatre and now combines that with work for VocalEyes UK. Working with VocalEyes has given Roz the opportunity to describe a wonderful variety of productions.

“Describing productions like Cirque de Soleil and visual poems from the Disability Film Festival has taught me that nothing is impossible – with the collaboration of visually impaired experts we will find the right language to make a production vivid for the audience.”



355 East 15th Avenue, #303, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2R2, Canada

VocalEye is a non-profit society, registered charity and the first live descriptive arts service for the blind in Canada. Our mission is to provide greater access to theatre, arts and cultural events for people of all ages who are blind and partially sighted. We provide theatre companies and other arts organizations with the support necessary to make their productions and events more accessible to these audience members through live description, education, outreach and other services.