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Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language

 Welcome to Uki Uki Chat!

Today we're discussing Japanese Sign Language!

Did you know Sign Languages are vastly different country to country? Something as simple as "hello" changes completely between American and Japanese Sign Language.

We talk with Sherry-san, an instructor at the School for the Deaf, regarding various signs in both Japanese and American Sign Language.

So learn how to greet someone in both Japanese and American Sign Language and stay tuned for future episode that will introduce even more words, phrases and alphabet!

This Uki Uki video is produced in conjunction with Japan Society’s presentation of Spectator, a multimedia dance choreographed by Shuji Onodera.

Friday, November 13, 7:30 PM - followed by a MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 PM

This highly conceptual multimedia dance work transports audiences back and forth between a seemingly quotidian space and an outlandish world. Inspired by a series of workshops with students from a school for the deaf in Tokyo, Spectator unveils non-narrative stories of tender emotion, woven through director/choreographer Shuji Onodera’s original movement vocabulary coupled with video imagery, projected text, an intimate apartment room stage set and slapstick humor. The cast includes Naoya Oda from the celebrated butoh company Dairakudakan along with Maki Yamada and Mai Nagumo, two participants from Onodera’s initial workshops for deaf students.

Tickets: $30/$25 Japan Society members

For more information visit: http://www.japansociety.org/event/company-derashinera-spectators

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