[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right] A Celebration of the Senses explores the five senses through an eclectic selection of evocative poetry.
Sometimes action speaks louder than words. “This piece has gone before international audiences and gotten very positive responses despite them not having understood everything” says Shira Grabelsky, who performed in the original version of the show. Both hearing and deaf audience members take away their own understanding of the work presented.
“The synergy between what hearing people hear and see elevates the poetry to a new level,” observes Quest Artistic Director, Tim McCarty. “I was moved to tears,” beamed Margret Petursdottir, the artistic director of Iceland’s Draumasmidjan Theatre after a performance of Celebration of the Senses in Vienna.
The production explores the glory of experiencing life. Notes McCarty, “Our past is with us every day. The first time we touch, smell, and taste something is with us for the rest of our lives.
Celebration of the Senses premiered at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and was featured at the Deaf Way II International Arts Festival, the European Deaf Theatre Festival in Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic.
Watch a clip from the show: