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Strictly Come Dancing 2021, final

Rose and Giovanni lift the glitterball in an emotional end to the season. Read my full Telegraph talking points here

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‘Rose Ayling-Ellis is showing you can be deaf and still be happy’: Deaf performers hail the Strictly effect

The actress’ silent break on last week’s show was the TV moment of the year – and it’s changing perceptions around deaf performers and British Sign Language, too. Read my full The i Paper article here

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Audio memory and good vibrations: how Strictly’s first deaf dancer might take home the glitterball

Deaf choreographer Mark Smith and deaf dancer Billy Read explain how Rose Ayling-Ellis will fare when she makes British TV history. Read my full Telegraph article here

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BWW Interview: Paula Garfield

The artistic director of Deafinitely Theatre discusses Deaf audiences and artists, new production Contractions, and 15 years of the company. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Fusion confusion and a message from Obama

My articles in the October issue of Dance Today, out now: Fusion confusion New show Brazouka‘s combination of hard-luck narrative and sunny sensuality baffles Stepping Out The Cleveland Gay Games featured American dances and a special message from President Obama New in the Dance Today section: Sign language A new project … Continue reading

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Sign language and competition controversy

My articles in the September issue of Dance Today, out now: Sign language A new project and an emerging company prove deafness needn’t be a barrier to dance Stepping Out The British Dance Council proposes separating mainstream and same-sex competitors New in the Dance Today section: Shall … Continue reading

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