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2017 BDA Members AGM and Forum

You are invited to the 2017 BDA Members’ Annual General Meeting and Forum.

BDA Annual General Meeting (morning – 9:30am to 1:00pm)

BDA Open Forum (afternoon – 1:45pm to 4:30pm)

For further information and accommodation, please see main AGM and Forum page – click here.

Note: If you are also interested to attend “It’s a Knockout” event on Friday night, 27th January – please see Jorvik Deaf Connection’s BSL video for more information (link to JDC’s Facebook page) and to register event tickets on their external website (link to external website).


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Date & Time:

Date: January 28, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location: Priory Street, Centre 15, Priory Street York YO1 6ET

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Charleroi Danses: Kiss & Cry

Charleroi Danses: Kiss & Cry

BSL interpreted performance

You’ll be transported by this potent story of love and loss that stars a dexterous duo of dancing hands in ravishing miniature landscapes, their sensual ballet filmed live and screened for cinematic perspective.

As an ensemble of performers, camera crew and prop manipulators gathers around small-scale sets, a journey through one woman’s memories begins. Enhanced by mesmerising visual effects made in front of you, Giselle’s dreamlike recollections of past romances unfold, the central characters portrayed surprisingly by nimble fingers and hands.

This masterful image-rich show, which is shot and projected simultaneously on a big screen, comes from Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael and choreographer Michèle Anne De Mey. The husband and wife team draws on contemporary dance, cinematography, puppetry, stagecraft and poetic storytelling to produce a theatrical gem that returns to the Barbican, having enchanted audiences across the globe with its ‘charm, originality and poignancy’ (Evening Standard).

1 hour 20 mins/no interval

Age guidance 8+


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Date & Time:

Date: February 3, 2017

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

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Schaubühne Berlin: Richard III

Performed in German with English subtitles

Commanding centre stage in this full-throttle, raucous adaptation, Shakespeare’s antihero is portrayed as ‘a human firework and a true frontman’ (Stage), displaying a repugnant magnetism difficult to resist.

Resplendent in evening dress, showered in glitter, the victorious Yorks celebrate. Damaged and disfigured, Richard finds no peace among this elite to whom he has never fully belonged. Murdering his way to the throne, exposing conflict and mistrust in his wake, the outsider makes us complicit, addressing us directly to reveal his manipulative plans.

One of Europe’s most distinctive directors, Thomas Ostermeier reinvents classic plays with confrontational, compact interpretations that draw audiences close to the stage action. Setting his gritty production in a clay-lined arena, where visceral materials congeal to suggest something in decay, he presents his Richard III as both a theatrical thriller and study in evil – a visit to our innermost abyss. In the title role, popular German actor Lars Eidinger is part rock star, part stand-up comedian, his darkly charismatic take matched by a score of ferocious live drumming.

2 hours 30 mins/no interval

Age guidance 14+ (contains nudity and violence)

More dates: 16–19 Feb – 7.45pm / 19 Feb – 3.30pm


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Date & Time:

Start date: February 16, 2017

End date: February 19, 2017

Time: 7:45pm (& 3:30pm on 19th only)

Location: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale By William Shakespeare – Cheek by Jowl

Captioned performance

Recently awarded the Golden Lion of Venice for his ability to bring classic works to life for a contemporary audience, Declan Donnellan directs a revelatory Winter’s Tale that is ‘as intoxicating as a summer night’ (Les Echos).

Shakespeare tears apart nearly every rule of theatre. Low comedy interrupts high tragedy, kings jostle with thieves, and the stage is invaded by clowns, a princess, a bear and Time herself, who announces a sixteen-year interval.

Vitalised by storytelling of sparkling clarity, this production by Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek by Jowl features Orlando James as Leontes, his insidious descent into delusion and darkness giving way to light as joy is born.

2 hours 45 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 14+


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Date & Time:

Date: April 21, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

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After the Rehearsal/Persona

Toneelgroep Amsterdam: After the Rehearsal/Persona

Performed in Dutch with English subtitles

Two Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage in a double bill about the chaotic lives of theatre people, exposing the fine line between art and reality, illness and normality.

After the Rehearsal: For Hendrik Vogler, a director obsessed by his work, rehearsals are like notes in his diary, performances his autobiography. Everything is subject to his control yet it soon becomes apparent that life cannot be kept at bay when ex lover Rachel and Anna, her daughter and his current star, breach his sanctum.

Persona: Celebrated actress Elisabeth Vogler falls mute and retreats into silence. It’s as though a short circuit has occurred, calling into question the roles she must play. She is cared for in hospital by nurse Alma who then accompanies her to an island summerhouse in an attempt to coax her into speaking again. Tension between the two builds.

Having recently directed illuminating versions of the classics at the Barbican, including Antigone and Kings of War, Ivo van Hove presents uncompromising, intimate human drama. Counting Bergman among his favourite filmmakers because he shows us ‘in all our inimitable complexity,’ he directs four actors from his Dutch ensemble on a set that transforms from the sparse to the scenically breathtaking.

After the Rehearsal/Persona is one of three Toneelgroep Amsterdam productions directed here by Ivo van Hove in 2017. See Roman Tragedies in March and Obsession in April

2 hours 50 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 14+


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Date & Time:

Start date: September 20, 2017

End date: September 30, 2017

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

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