Photo: NZSL Awards 2016

We were thrilled to be invited to perform an excerpt of ‘At The End Of My Hands’ at the New Zealand Sign Language Award ceremony at Te Papa in Wellington in May 2016.

We performed to 250 guests from all over the world, including the World Federation of the Deaf Board. The evening celebrated the 10 year anniversary of NZSL becoming an official language in New Zealand.

The NZSL Awards came at the end of NZSL week, which is held each May. Run by Deaf Aotearoa, the week is designed to celebrate the language and raise awareness of New Zealand’s Deaf community, providing a platform for Deaf people to proudly promote their language and culture.

At The End Of My Hands’ is performed in both NZSL and English and is accessible to both Deaf and hearing audiences. The piece explores Deaf culture and the dramaturgical possibilities that emerge from giving both languages equal status on stage.