Houston Association of the Deaf is proud to host its first ever “Open Stage ASL Performance,” for all ages. In the hearing world they have “Open Mic” events for aspiring performers. Well we are calling to our Deaf community to come out and show their hidden talents. Come be a 1part of Deaf, Deaf kids, KODA, CODA’s and fluent ASL users performing on a stage in this beautiful language.
We know poetry is a literary form that evolved from the art of sign-language storytelling. Like English oral poetry, signed performance poetry uses the conventions of repetition, rhyme, alliteration, rhythm, and meter to construct linguistic patterns that add emphasis, meaning, and structure to word forms. Unlike traditional verse, modern ASL poetry transforms “phonetic nuances into visual ones and one-dimensional words into three-dimensional shape[s]” (Burch, 1997). ASL poets and music interpretations are using their hands to sign words to express vivid images, concepts, and underlying emotions.
Open Stage ASL Performances
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Sean Forbes Concert
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Tickets $10.00 or $15.00 at the door.
Lone Star College – North Harris
Performing Arts Theater
2700 W. W. Thorne
Houston, TX 77073
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM