The next screening of the Telephone Film will be taking place online at the EstroGenius Festival on Sunday, April 23rd at 7 PM (Eastern Time)
As a member of the wider Dark Room Ballet community, we would like to invite you to this virtual screening (completely online) hosted by the EstroGenius Festival 2023, which describes the event as follows:
Telephone Film, co-directed by choreographer/filmmaker Heather Shaw and Dark Room Ballet Founder Krishna Washburn, is a disability arts film project that promotes radical arts inclusivity by bringing awareness to audio description for dance, an art form that allows blind and visually impaired people to be fully included in the joy of artistic expression. Telephone advocates for a new paradigm of anti-ableist artistic expression by showcasing audio description as an art form in its own right, while also providing an immersive sensory experience of dance for audience members of all sight levels. The screendance documentary is the first of its kind, featuring diverse disabled and non-disabled artists who have come together to prove that: dance is visceral, not merely visual. Join us to experience the forty-five minute film, followed by a talkback with the co-directors. The conversation will center around accessible art, creative choreographic/filmmaking methodologies, and the future of anti-ableism in the arts.
This event will include Audio Description and American Sign Language.
To attend this virtual film screening:
Tickets are available on a sliding scale, which means you can pay any amount to attend.
Once you purchase a ticket online, you will receive a confirmation from the EstroGenius Festival that will include a Zoom link to attend the event, as well as access to the Telephone FilmGoer Guide online.
Buy tickets at the link:
- This event will begin at 7:00 PM (Eastern/New York Time) and will end at 8:30 PM in-person and online.
- If you need accessibility assistance with ticket purchases, let us know and we will do our best to help.
- This event will not be recorded. If you cannot attend this screening, there will be future screening events that you will be able to join!
More information on future screenings will be available in the coming weeks and months, and we will keep you updated as it becomes available.
Thanks for your support of Dark Room Ballet and the Telephone Film!