Sunday, November 27, 2011

ASL Choir Rehearsal

Here is the ASL Choir rehearsal in the dance lab at NTID on Saturday. We signed in ASL along "Imagine" by John Lennon. Singer David McLuckie sang with the piano (off the video). If you want to go see our performance and other performers, go support World AIDS Day Benefit Concert at Hochestein School of Music on 50 Plymouth Avenue on Dec 1st starting at 7 PM.

Here is the YouTube video of the rehearsal. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Bones" Performance for Rochester Poets Walk at Memorial Art Gallery

On November 13th 2011, I performed my poem titled "Bones" in ASL (American Sign Language) at the Memorial Art Gallery for the Rochester Poets Walk (engraved poems in sidewalk on University Avenue and web page with audios/videos of poetry). The Rochester Poets Walk will be constructed next year for ArtWalk Extension project next year. Peter Cook/Kenny Lerner of the Flying Words Project, Patrick Graybill's "Reflection", Robert F. Panara's "On His Deafness", Ella Mae Lentz's "The Doors" are also selected as ASL poets. Local hearing poets such as Bobby Johnson, Grace Flores, Lori Nalesco, Patricia Schwartz, Reena Golden, and many more got their work accepted. Also, well-known poets are included that were part of Rochester, NY, and Buffalo, NY area such as Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Lucinda Cliffton, John Asbury, Robert Creely, and many more. I was very honored to be part of this whole Rochester Poets Walk along those other great poets.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Performing "Bones" at Memorial Art Gallery

I will perform my ASL poem titled "Bones" at the Memorial Art Gallery this Sunday. Memorial Art Gallery is presenting Poets Walk Rochester:MAG Reading from 2-5:30 PM on Sunday, November 13th. Other poets will read their work. Deaf poets Peter Cook and Robert F. Panara will be shown in video. Another deaf poet, Patrick Graybill, will perform there as well. My "Bones' video got accepted by the City of Rochester, the mayor, and the Arts of Rochester to be displayed next year when ArtWalk Extension project gets completed on the streets of University Avenue and Goodman Street (art benches, sculptures, and etc).

Poetry Performance at the Armory

I will be performing two poems in ASL along my electronic music at the Amory downtown Rochester. The event is called the Art at the Armory: The Show. It will be open from 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 12th till 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 13th. I will perform on this Saturday at one of the time slot available for me. Other poets/performers/musicians will perform there as well. I will perform "Nightlife" and "Blade Grey Sky".