The Review Hub comments :
Chyna is a 14-year-old dancer. She cannot hear the music to which she dances, instead she feels it.
For just under an hour we entered Chyna’s world. We followed her on her journey to school, learnt about her favourite subjects, discovered her love for football, and then of her love for her friends and family.
The show was created in collaboration with Oak Lodge, a specialist school in Balham, and Deaf dance artist Christo Minamimura who choreographed the piece. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the D/deaf and hearing communities, and this piece certainly does that.
The programme notes refer to Deafness not as a disability, but as an opportunity. Chyna grasped the opportunity with both hands and the show was all the better for it.
Laurence has secured further funding for the show to run at the Wandsworth Theatre festival in May. this will include animations made by students in Enrichment sessions next term.