A club room immersed in colorful party lights. In the foreground, dancing performer Anna Seymour can be seen from behind. She is wearing a sleeveless and cropped training top and white track pants. Her shoulder-length hair is curly and black. She stretches her arms out wide. In the background of the picture, a large number of people can be seen who are imitating Anna's movements.
A club room immersed in red light, filled with guests. In the center of the lower half of the image, a person can be seen leaning backwards into other people and the subwoofer speaker, with his arms wide open. The person is wearing a white loose undershirt and large glasses. A wide white headband holds their short hairstyle. The person wears wrist sweatbands.
A club room immersed in colorful light, in which party guests can be seen dancing. They are  stretching their arms wide and looking to the left. The person in the foreground is wearing a black sleeveless top and has blond short hair.


Anna Seymour


SPIN transforms the Cumberland stage into a dance rave. Here the performers and audience experience together a playful, intimate and reflective dance. Inspired by club and social dance scenes in San Francisco, Mexico, Cuba and Berlin, SPIN celebrates collectivity, ritual, hedonism. It challenges assumptions that a dance rave is a space where Deaf people do not belong and instead interrogates how we coexist in the 'dance rave' realm.

The three Deaf hosts Anna Seymour, Chris Fonseca, and Raffie Julien as well as a DJ invite you to join them for this guided dance event. No dance experience is necessary and all are welcome. SPIN gives a space to explore yourself and others through movement and non-verbal interaction, and shifting preconceptions about Deaf people in relation to dance and music. It is celebration of Deaf culture, identity and belonging.

Anna Seymour is an Australian-born dance artist and performer based in London. Born profoundly Deaf to a hearing family, Anna started dancing at the age of 6 years old. She moved to Melbourne to study dance. There, she worked as a freelance dancer, choreographer, teacher, consultant, and producer. She is currently a dancer with Candoco Dance Company, an international dance troupe of disabled and non-disabled dancers in England and Wales.


This event is part of A Sign For The Future. You can find more information here.

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Rita Mazza shares insights about SPIN in DGS.

Production credits

Direction, Choreography, Production, Performance Anna Seymour in collaboration with performers Hosts Anna Seymour, Chris Fonseca, Raffie Julien DJ tba Interaction Consultant Bec Reid BSL Interpreters Louise Mitcham, Sandy Deo Sound Design Russell Goldsmith Original Light Design Bronwyn Pringle Production Design Rhian Hinkley Video Jessica Barclay-Lawton Photos Kate Disher-Quill