The line-up is now complete for Britain’s first mega night for the deaf and hearing, Sencity London 2011 at the IndigO2 on October 8.
Glastonbury V Festival star and Kylie Minogue collaborator Just Jack heads the bill with support from DJs Goldierocks, Dom Wood, Melectric and Portugal’s Diogo Grillo.
Finnish deaf rapper Signmark will also feature at an event intended to bring together the deaf and the hearing in a UK first.
Sencity London 2011, which takes place at IndigO2 at the O2 arena, is a multi-sensory event aimed at both deaf and hearing music and dance lovers.
Sencity goes way further than just music – working on all the senses to create a great experience for both the deaf and the hearing.
There will be a vibrating dance floor which responds to the base frequency of the music.
Sign dancers, who visually interpret the music, will feature with Video Jockeys, and aroma-jockeys who spread different kinds of aroma into the area to convert the emotion of the music into smell.
In addition there will be free masseurs, hair stylists, makeup artists and circus performers.
Said Nienke van der Peet, Director of Skyway Programs, organising the event. “This really is a first for Britain – an event that works on all the senses for both deaf and hearing people.”
Sencity London is supported by the British Council’s Youth in Action Programme and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
“Our aim is to make the impossible possible,” said Nienke. “Deaf people don’t see themselves as disabled. They are just a linguistic minority. Sencity will appeal to everyone, not just a niche audience.”
Sencity began in 2003 in the Netherlands and has since recorded huge success in Belgium, Finland, Spain, Mexico, Jamaica, South Africa and Australia, but this is the first time it has taken place in the UK.
Doors open at 10.00 pm and the event finishes at 5.00 am on October 9.
Skyway Programs is an offspring of the project group that staged the inaugural event eight years ago in the Netherlands and it has since won several awards for its events.
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