Monday 12 March 2018 - 19:00

The British Council in Azerbaijan in cooperation with the British Embassy in Azerbaijan and in partnership with the Yarat Contemporary Space and Nizami Cinema Centre announces the performance of Ten staged by Deaf Men Dancing.

As a part of the British Council’s Unlimited programme, the project supports disability arts by creating a sustainable network of disability arts practitioners, venues, producers and decision makers, and developing their skills to create and present inclusive work. The performances are a great example of persons with disabilities working with those without to overcome challenges together and produce marvellous works of art.

Ten will be staged at Yarat Contemporary Art Space on 12 March at 19:00, at the Nizami Cinema Centre on 13 March at 19:00. 

Deaf Men Dancing, led by Artistic Director, Mark Smith, a choreographer and Director is a collaboration of professional male dancers who, like Mark, are deaf. Together they have created and developed a fusion of different styles of dance with sign-language incorporated into choreography creating a unique, interesting and original aesthetic.

Deaf Men Dancing is an all-male deaf dance company with a fusion of different styles of dance incorporating British Sign-Language. Their Artistic Director/Choreographer Mark Smith in collaboration with designer Ryan Dawson Laight and composer Sean Chandler, is proud to present their new work called TEN, inspired by double acts like Laurel & Hardy, Flanagan & Allen, Morecambe & Wise, Abbott & Costello and Gilbert & George. Two deaf men arrive. They set up their Soapboxes and deliver to the audience their ‘Ten Commandments for Deaf Awareness’ in BSL, mime, physical theatre and dance.

Contact us to get your invitation card - places are limited!