Face to Face

  • Image by Alexis D. Lea Photography
    Image by Alexis D. Lea Photography
Face to Face
Part of Midsumma Festival 2022

Saturday 12 February. Sessions (30 min duration): 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm.
Event Information

Face to Face is an evocative new work reflecting Deaf and Disabled experiences of isolation prior to COVID-19, and the common threads now experienced by most during the pandemic. The show weaves tactile and Auslan silhouette movements with an immersive and sensory-friendly audio described narrative. 

Face to Face follows the highly successful Melbourne Fringe Festival season of Where do I Begin??, a Creative Access show co-designed by the Demographic Dance OFF and Pearl Blackk. 

 ‘…immersive live art that plays with the audience/performer relationship in a way that is highly engaging and innovative – it was a beautifully nuanced and vibrant show that offered a rich immersion in interpretive dance and poetic Auslan.’
– Eilysh Toose, producer on Where do I Begin??

 ‘..such an organic performance, entrancing ambient sound and such an elegant concept.’
– audience member at Where do I Begin?? 

Presented by Midsumma Festival and The Demographic Dance OFF in association with Footscray Community Arts.

Date & Times

Saturday 12 February

Basement Theatre

Creative Access:
Full $25 / Concession $15 / BIPOC $10

Full $15 / Concession $10 / BIPOC Free


This show incorporates Auslan, and is blind and low vision-friendly. Face to Face is sensory-friendly. A recorded version is available upon request through Midsumma Festival.

Creative Access tickets: This show will have traditional methods of access accompanying the interactive Creative Access. Audiences are advised that this is a movement-based and tactile and audio described show.

The team behind Face to Face

Inclusive Producer and Director – Pearl Blackk
Choreography – Elvin Lam
Poetic Auslan – Chelle Destefano
Audio description – Nilgun Guven
Videographer, set and costume maker – Underground Media


This is a past event