"My Father's Gift" by Wink, NIC Master
6:30pm - 9:30 pm Friday Evening Performance
January 25, 2013
Presented entirely in ASL
Voice Interpreters Provided
What shapes our values? Who are our heroes? Journey through Wink’s story and you may discover your own answers to these questions. Wink takes you through decades of laughs, tribulations, and the uncertainty that he experienced personally and vicariously through his mother and father. Visit the scene of his mother’s train accident, pop back into his kindergarten class, where as a CODA he had his first introduction to the hearing world. Watch as his parents’ thoughts, stories and experiences are shared with exciting twists and turns that give the audience an inside look at growing up with Deaf parents. Looking back, Wink realizes just how much they taught him about the beauty and value of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. But most of all, this is a beautiful story of Wink’s parents, Windell and Gwen Smith, their love for each other that was tested by a horrific car accident, their community that they leaned on for support, and the core beliefs and values that are rooted in Deaf Culture. All of these are wrapped up in this entertaining story.
For a preview see My Father's Gift. A smal taste @: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxdlryMHt4g
Or vist www.WinkASL.com.
~~~ TICKET INFORMATION ~~~
INDIVIDUAL TICKET's may be purchased for any event (Friday evening performance only, Saturday morning workshop only, Saturday afternoon workshop only, or BOTH workshops only) and provides access to only that event.
COMBO TICKET's provides access to all events, so please, if choosing the Combo Ticket, make only ONE selection (with or without CEUs.)
Earn RID/BEI CEUs Student OR Participants
Performance (Friday) ... $10 Performance (Friday) ... $10
One Workshop ............ $30 One Workshop ............. $25
Both Workshops .......... $55 Two Workshops ........... $45
COMBO Ticket: COMBO Ticket:
Performance AND Performance AND
both workshops ..... $65 both workshops ..... $55
**NOTE: No CEUs will be provided
for those who register under this option
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS by Wink, NIC Master!
Saturday January 26, 2013
Morning Workshop: Space Walk 9:00am - Noon (.3 CEUs)
The major difference between English and ASL is that ASL is not linear, it's spatial and kinetic. Typically non-native users will struggle with the space in ASL., as if they are floating aimlessly in outer space not realizing what course they are on. In this workshop participants will practice space techniques and rules to enhance their language use. Participants will also be exposed to common spatial frames allowing them to plot various courses they could take in order to find the best heading.
Afternoon Workshop: Blockbuster: Cinematic ASL 1:00pm- 4:00pm (.3 CEUs)
Have you ever seen an ASL story performance and thought, "That's like watching a movie!"? Television and film use certain conventions (often referred to as the "grammar") when recording and editing audiovisual media. ASL literature has been found to use the same types of conventions by ASL "writers." Deaf, interpreters, and students alike should be able to incorporate these into their work. Cinematic techniques and formulas are already used by the Deaf community. If someone wants to create captivating "blockbuster" ASL literature or wants to create stunning visual interpreting work, they must be aware and practice these conventions. This workshop covers some of the most important conventions for conveying meaning through particular camera and editing techniques (as well as some of the specialized vocabulary of film production) through the use of space, classifiers, forced perspective, eye gaze, and other ASL aspects.
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Greater Houston Deaf Connections
PO Box 8434
Houston, TX 77288
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When & Where
Greater Houston Deaf Connections
Greater Houston Deaf Connections, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that focuses on providing opportunities for deaf/hard of hearing individuals in the Greater Houston area. GHDC has been a primary sponsor for the Deaf Women's Health and Empowerment Fair. This event (WINK) has been hosted by GHDC under the Deaf Women's Health and Empowerment Committee as a means of fundraising for the next upcoming event in 2013. Hope to see you there!