Deaf music drama film HERE/NOT HERE, features alumna Catrina Nisbett and is now available to watch online for free on the BSL Zone website.
Created in collaboration with the cast, HERE/NOT HERE was written by Jonzi D, artistic director of Sadler's Wells' Breakin' Convention festival, and directed by Bim Ajadi.
It explores the intersection between sign language, dance, football and Visual Vernacular (VV), a poetic and choreographic form of sign dance. Set in a warehouse, the story follows three competing gangs - footballers, Krumpers and VV-ers - who all think of the space as their own. Merging styles Hip-hop and krumping with VV and BSL, HERE/NOT HERE shows that despite our differences, we can find common language through movement.
Catrina Nisbett graduated from NSCD's Foundation course in 2017. She performs with Spoken Movement Dance Company and is director of Deaf Jam Fitness, providing dance and fitness classes for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.