Mon 19 Jul

Choreodrome Workshop: Embedding Audio Description in Choreographic Process with Quiplash & guests

Mon 19 - Fri 23 Jul, 2pm - 6pm (BST)

FREE but booking essential. Booking for this event will close on Mon 19 Jul, 11am (BST)

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Come and spend some time with Quiplash to learn how to integrate audio description creatively into your dance practice!

This online week-long intensive will be facilitated by Amelia and Al Lander-Cavallo. Amelia is a queer, blind multi-disciplinary performer, access consultant and trainer. Al is a neurodiverse visual artist, access consultant and trainer. Together with some excellent guest speakers, they will bring you sessions on different ways of thinking about audio description, access and inclusion, all from an intersectional, disability justice framework.

New to audio description? Not a problem! Come learn about this exciting and creative access tool in a playful and practical way. This will include some light, independent tasks that folks will be asked to bring into sessions throughout the week. 

Each session will be run as relaxed sessions over Zoom from 2-6pm (BST) with multiple breaks. There will be a mix of presentation, discussion and practical exercises to get you moving and describing in whatever way suits you best. 

Important: We strongly advise you to attend the full week of the workshop to get the most out of it. If you are unable to attend the whole week, please note that Monday's session is mandatory as it provides the basis for the week, dropping-in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is possible however Friday's session will be open only for those who have attended Monday and at least one other day. If you have any questions do get in touch on  

Please note: Booking for this event will close on Mon 19 Jul, 11am (BST). Capacity is limited so we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.

Accessibility: Each webinar will be BSL interpreted and will have live captions available.

BSL Interpreters:Max Marchewicz and Rachel Jones


Photo credit: Matthew Morgan


Mon 19 Jul, 2pm-6pm (BST): Intro, disability awareness and intro to audio description with a guest facilitator
Tue 20 Jul, 2pm-6pm (BST): Queer Audio Description, integrating a queer perspective into integrated Audio Description (run by Amelia Lander-Cavallo)
Wed 21 Jul, 2pm-6pm (BST): Nathan Geering of Rationale Method
Thu 22 Jul, 2pm-6pm (BST): Louise Dickson of  Illuminate Freedom
Fri 23 Jul, 2pm-6pm (BST): Beginning to devise and create your own piece with integrated AD using what has been learned over the week. This will include a very informal and relaxed sharing amongst the group. 

Please note: From Tue 20 Jul, each session will begin with a discussion or presentation of a task/prompt that will have been given on the previous day. Guest facilitators will give a 2-3 hour workshop on their methodology for integrated Audio Description in dance.

How To Access

Once you have booked you will be sent an E-ticket to your registered email address (please check your spam folder), which will contain the Zoom links to access the week of webinars on their scheduled date and time. If you have subscribed to receive emails from The Place, you will also receive a pre-webinar email with the Zoom link.

If you do not receive an E-ticket after booking please contact

About Quiplash
Quiplash is a young creative, performance and consulting project that looks to take space for d/Deaf disabled and neurodiverse people across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum (aka queer crips aka quips). It is led by actual quip married couple Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo. Quiplash has two strands: performance and art-making that prioritises queer disabled performers and embedded access with a specialism in integrated and creative audio description. Quiplash also works as access consultants and trainers in audio description, disability justice and disability awareness. Recent clients include Marlborough Productions, the Wellcome Collection and Greenwich Maritime Museum.

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About Nathan Geering
Nathan specialises in accessibility innovation and strives to make work that heightens accessibility for both disabled and non-disabled artists and audiences. He was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony and is the founder of the multi-award-winning Rationale Method of Audio Description. He also runs a registered charity called Rationale Arts that teaches people with visual impairment breakin' as a means of injury prevention and to improve spatial awareness. He continues to implement his work both nationally and internationally to bridge the gap between disabled and non-disabled artists and audiences the world over.

Rationale method is a company that specialises in accessibility innovation. The company combines creative methodologies and techniques to enhance accessibility by making it both exciting and engaging for the user.

The company's main focus is on audio description innovation and offers exciting alternatives to conventional audio description. Such as utilising the skills of beatboxers and poets to provide a richer soundscape to people with visual impairment.

Times: 2pm - 6pm (BST)
Venue: Online