DMD+ Presents Rosa
Mark Smith was delighted to be invited by Sadler’s Wells Theatre, to create and present Rosa as part of =dance (an all year- round programme of work featuring some long- standing partners and others new to Sadler’s Wells’ stages).
Rosa was the first time that Mark invited a female deaf dancer to perform with male deaf dancers. Through this, Mark formed a new company called DMD+. Rosa was based on William Shakespeare’s As You Like It where Mark incorporated sign-movement to spoken word monologue. The piece features music based on Mark's hearing test graphic chart composed by Michael England, giving the audience an insight to how a D/Deaf person hears music.