Chisato Minamimura is a professional dance artist and BSL (British Sign Language) art guide.
As a choreographer, I approach my work from my perspectives as a Deaf artist, creating what I call ‘visual sound/ music’. I use mathematical scoring with my dancers, in order to create my choreography, enhancing the experience of dance without using music but instead creating visual sound. Visual Sound is just that, Music from a Deaf perspective.
‘Such a pleasure to take in the Scored in Silence performance. Very cool to see this innovative work first hand. So much potential…I’m really excited to see where this goes!’
Erika Katzman, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Disability Studies, King’s University College
‘mesmerising and utterly compelling. Audiences are left feeling they have journeyed across time and geographies and gained new perspectives on a story we thought we knew so well. ‘
Lydia Heath, ONCA Gallery Manager
‘Powerful , political and provocative – emotive immersive storytelling’
Elizabeth Porter, British Museum
‘The story was very moving and your performance was incredibly powerful and thought-provoking. ‘
Antonio Benitez, Manchester Science Festival Director
Scored in Silence is my new solo digital artwork work that unpacks the untold tales of deaf hibakusha – survivors of the A-Bombs that fell in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and their experiences at the time.
Scored in Silence has been developed alongside partners VibraFusionLab in Ontario, Canada in May 2019 and has been selected for the British Council Edinburgh Fringe Festival Showcase in August 2019.