Sign Dance Collective Latest Project – In Between Spaces

Sign Dance Collective, touring performance company with culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm, returns to Wycombe Arts Centre for their latest project “In Between Spaces” 

In Between Spaces is a live show which combines image, music, dance-theatre and spoken word poetry to create a unique experience for an audience. The story follows a journey of two souls perambulating in a world outside of time. Are they the first humans on Earth? Are they the last? Are they even human or just echoes of a digital mind?

The In Between Spaces Project comes to Wycombe Arts Centre in 2020 with production rehearsals and workshops with Social Link and returns February 27th 2020 with an open afternoon preview and community performance collaboration with Social Link Wycombe at 1:30 – 3:30 pm. 

An open rehearsal will take place on February 28th (Time TBA) with an evening premier on February 29th at 7:30 – £5 at the Door!


“I feel as if I have watched a feature film and now I would like to see it all over again!”  Audiences at Wycombe Arts Centre 

 In Between Spaces centres on four characters who perambulate in a world outside of time. A meeting between a man, a woman, time and an Oracle takes place in between the space of the digital world and reality. Nobody is sure if they are human or digital echoes electronically seared into our minds.

The story investigates identity in the age of transient digital glitches. Real-life experiences become tangled within digital interactions.  Among hopes of sunny days, memories of bus trips and alleyways, their paths mirror one another as they criss-cross between the screen and real-time. The work explores whether humans can exist and communicate in two spaces at once and at what price”.

About Sign Dance Collective 

In 1987 Signdance Collective company directors Cuban Dancer Isolte Avila and well known Deaf Actor David Bower ( Four Weddings and A Funeral ) pioneered “signdance theatre”, a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. The company has toured extensively throughout the UK and across the world initiating national and international collaborations and working alongside innovative artists, theatre philosophers, festivals and performance companies to develop the art form signdance theatre. SDC is known for mixing art forms to create ‘innovative and creatively brilliant performances’ (Diversity Awards, BBC).     


The company develops the art form signdance theatre through ensemble work, creating both small works and large community ensemble international pieces of signdance. 

 SDC embraces working across a wide theatrical ecology, from traditional theatre, studios, large scale staged arenas, at outdoor festivals and within a street theatre context. Since its origins, diversity has been at the heart of the company’s work and with an accessible and cosmopolitan nature, SDC forges real engagement with a range of diverse artists involved in the creation of the work. 


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Cast and Collaborators


David Bower – Artistic Director SDC /Performer Wales-UK Isolte Avila– International Collaborations Director /Performer – Cuba-UK Angelina Schwammerlin– Composer/Performer -Austria Richard Gunstone– Composer UK Rob Corcoran Performer – Wales UK Pedro De Senna Dramaturg -Brazil-UK Kate Lawrence – choreographer Wales-UK Ozan Gokmen -Director Turkey Lionel Macauley – Spoken Word Artist/poet – Performer -USA


We are developing this project with the following partners – Transmitter Performance Austria with composer Angelina Schwammerlin with 73Degree Film & Media Wales with film-maker Robert Corcoran, Wycombe Arts Centre. Lionel Macauley LMM Productions New Jersey, And with Director Ozan Gokmen Bornova Municipal Theatre Turkey Dramaturg Pedro De Senna, Middlesex University London and Choreography Kate Lawrence, Vertical Dance Wales, Richard Gustone composer Wycombe