"To perform as a trans personits like: why be stared at by a group of people after experiencing that all day in the street? But theres a deep desire to be seenwhich is different from a desire to be watched."
In his description of The Master and Form (2018), Brendan Fernandes claims to queer the illusionistic discipline of ballet by focusing on effort, which would be radical if it werent a few years late.
Like a number of sighted people at the I wanna be with you everywhere festival at Performance Space New York, I had never used Audio Description (AD) during a dance performance. At every other dance show I had attended in my life, I had benefited from the assumption that the audience would be watching the dance.