Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dangerous Signs Photos at the Deaf Festival

Here are great photos of my and 3 other guys' performances in our titled performance group, Dangerous Signs, taken at the Deaf Festival, 2012. The performers are Eddie Swayze (myself), Troy Chapman, Nic Shaw, and Joseph Fox. Interesting enough, there were so many comments on Facebook of our performances that they had to be scrolled down to read them all. I am to interpret that Dangerous Signs turned out popular from all those positive responses on Facebook, which is a good thing. Since I brought up the idea of presenting Dangerous Signs to the Deaf Festival this year, Luane Davis Haggerty (director/voicer/performer) thanked this great idea and should do it again next year. Deaf Festival will take place at the Genesee Park as a better, bigger place and its 5th year by then. We will strive to continue, grow, and pursue as a touring group down the road.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Dangerous Signs Performance at Deaf Festival

Luane Davis Haggerty, our director and participant, had us rehearse and then present our performance at the Deaf Festival on June 9th in Rochester, NY. I (Eddie Swayze), Troy Chapman, Joseph Fox, and Nic Shaw as Dangerous Signs (name of group) did American Sign Language poetry, sign along a song "Crazy", and some skits in front of the audience under the tent at the Deaf Festival on Ellington Park. The crowd was great and the show went very well. Mostly of what we performers did was to interact each other when doing the poetry, song, and skits. The interactions helped me expand more than just being a single performer and it is a fun challenging thing to do. It's good to perform with cast together than being myself for a change. I was the one who came up with the idea of having our Dangerous Signs perform at the Festival and it became a reality. Luane and I think we shall present for the Deaf Festival's upcoming 5th year next year.

In picture, from left to right, Eddie Swayze, Troy Chapman, Joseph Fox, and Nic Shaw.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

I am pleased to have my one poem titled "Magic in the Sky" published in Silver Blade Magazine. The publisher uploaded my electronic music with my recorded spoken words of the poem in it, a GIF animated slideshow of my 4 computer-generated science fiction images I created, the written poem, itself, and the biography of myself and what I do. They did a great job and I am impressed with the sound quality of the music in their music player, the animated slideshow of my sci. fi. images, and the rest of the whole thing. This is a paid work. I'm honored to be part of their science fiction and fantasy magazine.

To read my "Magic in the Sky" poem, hear my "Magic in the Sky" electronic music, see the animated slideshow of the sci. fi. images, and etc, click on the Silver Blade site address: