In the centre of Paris a group of deaf people meet together weekly, turn up the music and dance it out.
There are communities of hearing-impaired people throughout the world who have a passion for dance – in the centre of Paris is one of them. In Lâcher Prise (Letting Go), we follow the stories of three hearing-impaired Parisian dancers, discovering the challenges they go through and how they can dance to music despite their disability. Jules feels the bass in the music, Agathe memorises dance moves, and Lydia uses dance to express her experience of being partially deaf. The three dancers meet regularly in Paris to do dance battles, this brings them a strong sense of identity, community and mutual understanding.
Made for TEDx Sydney