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articulate: about articulate

About articulate

articulate is a dance film created by Embrace Performance. The piece is a celebration of the original electronic music score created by a team of three youth composers, and Embrace’s Director of Music programming, Erin Koop. The youth composers range in age from 8 - 12 years old. 

articulate is performed by a group of disabled, and non-disabled dance artists and consists of a series of 9 structured improvisations. Each piece is based on a different childhood games like hide and seek, hopscotch, and pass. Director Tiffany Tjosvold explains, “This whole project, from the process of creation, to the final product has really focused on the idea that ‘Play is an important form of communication.’ It’s our hope as a team that this piece will excite youth and adult audiences alike.”

The cast of articulate in a tight cluster. Andrew sits on the floor with his feet spread wide and his hands on his ears. Max leans forward on all fours with an inquistive finger raised. Devon squats and points two fingers at the camera. Claire is seated in her wheelchair and tosses up a peace sign. Tiffany stands leaning with one hand out to the side in confusion.
articulate: Information Summary

Basic Show Information

Where: Available online via password protected link

When: March 4, 5, & 6, 2022.

The online recording will be available for audience members any time from March 4th at 9:00am PST until March 6th at 9:00pm PST.

Run Time: 22 minutes.

Cost: By Donation. If you are unable to donate at this time, you are still welcome to enjoy the show. 

articulate: Purchase Tickets

Purchase Tickets

Thank you for your interest. Tickets to view articulate are no longer on sale. 

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Accessibility Information 

articulate has no dialogue, only an electronic musical score.


There are no strobing effects or other rapid lighting effects used in the film.

There will be an audio described version of the piece is available. It was developed by the performers with the support of consultant, Jinnie Saran. Please note: The audio description has been created with very young audiences in mind, and as such has a slightly different tone & structure compared to typical audio descriptions. 

An audio introduction for the piece is available. Click here to listen to the introduction on Vimeo

A transcript of the audio introduction is available:

A text based overview of the show is available:

articulate: Accessibility Information

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

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Additional Thanks  

Big thanks to our friends at Vertical Performing Arts & Theatre SKAM for their support of this project. 

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