Virtual Premieres of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight

Virtual Premieres of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight

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SDW proudly presents Beyond Sight: The Making of enVISION by Argyle Rebel Films & enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight filmed by Palani Mohan

About this event

From June 3rd-5th, ShaLeigh Dance Works premiered enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight to live audiences opening the 89th American Dance Festival’s Season with five sold-out performances at The Fruit in Durham, North Carolina. Talented videographer Palani Mohan captured the show with high-quality multi camera shoots of the live performance. While creating this collaborative dance-theatre work, filmmaker Michael Washington of Argyle Rebel Films added another layer of collaboration: he documented the process.

We invite you to join us both onstage and behind the scenes through this double premiere to take a closer look at what went into its making and to experience the virtual premiere of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight.

Chatham Life & Style called it “a new evolution in dance.” IndyWeek praised it as “astounding” and a “bold, immersive performance.” CVNC described it as “a sensational and poetically eye-opening performance,” and Beltline to Broadway chronicled it as “a new sensorial way to experience dance and theater.”

We're thrilled to premiere the documentary and performance virtually. The documentary screening will be followed by an artist chat-back which will also be accessible virtually.

Screening Details

Virtual Premiere of enVISION: Sensory Beyond Sight, filmed by Palani Mohan, is an immersive interdisciplinary performance that does not solicit the viewer’s sight but rather all their other senses. Specifically conceived with and for individuals who are low-vision and blind, the work proposes a new sensorial experience of dance and theater. The work was presented to a live audience who could choose to experience the show blindfolded and invited six audience members to join the experience onstage.

When: Saturday, September 17th 7pm, Online Virtually

Audio Described Release: Saturday, October 15th at 7pm, Online Virtually


Virtual Premiere of Beyond Sight: The Making of enVISION, a Michael I. Washington Film "is a one of a kind documentary that showcases the creative process behind ShaLeigh Dance Works' newest masterwork. Told by the artists themselves, 'Beyond Sight' is an unflinching look at what it takes to push boundaries and change the landscape of live performance forever. - Michael Washington, Filmmaker.

Audio Described Release: Saturday, October 8th at 7pm, Online Virtually



Premieres will be screened Globally as a YouTube Watch Party. To enable closed captions if you are on a desktop, click the “CC” icon at the bottom of the video. This will turn on the captions. If you are on a mobile device, then at the top of the video, tap “CC” to enable closed captions.

Click the links below to access our pre show materials:

Audio Program Track

Program Text PDF

Script PDF

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Ticket Discounts

Discounted tickets are available to individuals who identify as queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex, Black, Indigenous, and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC) as well as individuals who live with disabilities.