a group of dancers on stage wearing all blue holding their hands outstretched above their heads

How Dance Artists are Fusing ASL With Choreography

For Deaf audiences, watching performances with traditional sign language interpretation can feel like watching a tennis match: Their focus has to toggle between whatever is happening onstage and the interpreter, often off to the side, who might be communicating what the music sounds like or what’s being said. That’s if the performance even has an interpreter, which all too often is not the case.