audio description and dance

This workshop is a practical and playful introduction to the topic of audio description of contemporary dance and performance.

Audiodescription in dance is the verbal and vocal description of bodies, movements, situations and everything else that happens on stage. It is the medium of access for blind and visually impaired audiences to participate in theatrical events.

In this workshop, artists Carolin Jüngst, Sophia Neises and Lisa Rykena will share their power-critical approach as well as ideas and experiences on the artistic use of audio description. The workshop is a kind of research lab where participants can try out different tasks and proposals to translate dance and performance into descriptive language and sounds – both as actors from the inside and as descriptors from the outside.




The workshop is for Blind people, Visually Impaired people and sighted people with an interest in dance.



Spoken English and German. Use of plain language is not possible.


There are several possibilities of participa- tion: as a dancing, describing or feedback-giving person.
It is possible to switch flexibly between these possibilities. No previous experience with audio description or dance is necessary. All movement modes are possible, dependingon the chosen participation option. Accompanying persons may participate. Children and accompanying animals can be brought along.

Information about the room and spatial barriers will follow.


Masks are mandatory, more details will be announced.


by Sophia Neises and the choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst (Lisa Rykena & Carolin Jüngst)

Curated by das Festival Team.

Audiodeskription und Tanz is an &FRIENDS GASTSPIEL, realized in the framework of FESTIVALFRIENDS and made possible by the programme „Verbindungen Fördern“ by Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste with means of Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.