Dark Room Ballet (USA/Online) | More info
Krishna Washburn is presenting a limited series of five of her most foundational audio description for dance workshops. In these online sessions, students will learn four strategies to help break them out of the “say what you see” box, and also learn about a popular strategy that might be better off left on the shelf.
To register for any or all of these workshops, please write to email@example.com as soon as possible to complete the registration process.
Dark Room Ballet is a comprehensive pre-professional set of courses designed to support blind and visually impaired artists and artists working in the audio description field. Krishna Washburn is the only ballet teacher in the English-speaking world who teaches traditional blind dance technique at three levels: Introductory (for students with no prior knowledge of dance), Open Level (for blind and visually impaired dancers of all skill levels), and Pro Class (for pre-professional and working blind and visually impaired dancers). The Dark Room Ballet curriculum is designed for blind and visually impaired leaners at all phases of their training, from having no prior knowledge all the way up to the professional level, which is simply not offered by any other educator or institution, mostly because of the assumptions of what blind and visually impaired dancers can achieve artistically.
Image Description: Krishna, a thin, pale skinned woman with long dark hair pulled into a braid, poses on a studio stage. She is wearing a simple white dress with her shoulders exposed and a fluffy white headdress perched on her forehead and wrapping down her braid. She looks over her left shoulder as she lightly holds a straight cane between her hands and points her left foot behind her. Photo Credit: Krishna Washburn & Micaela Mamede