How to use gesture creatively
Join acting coach, actress and deaf comedian Caroline Parker as she takes you through the context, exercises, techniques and tools needed to utilise gesture creatively and successfully. From BSL to hand sculptures, and Rudolf Laban to sign song, learn to paint a story without words in this fun, practical course.
Caroline Parkeracting coach, actress, comedian
1 hour 12 minutesVideo duration
12-20 hoursEstimated course duration
Completion Certifcateon passing
Meet the instructor
Caroline Parker is an actress who specialises in physical theatre, having trained in mime and dance. She is deaf and uses speech, sign language and gesture when communicating. Caroline has extensive experience in theatre, as well as working in TV, film, and as a comedienne and cabaret performer. She also delivers drama and sign song workshops and has given a TEDx talk. In 2013, Caroline received an MBE for her services to deaf theatre.
About the course
Storytelling is for everyone - no matter what age, class or level of ability. As a hard of hearing person navigating an able-bodied world, Caroline has found skills and techniques in sign language that have enhanced her performances. Through this course, you will learn all about British Sign Language, hand sculptures, sign song and more to give an extra creative flourish to any performance. This course will also highlight ways you can use your performances to be more inclusive of deaf and HoH audiences.
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