Sign Language with Emotion
Posted May 27th, 2013
I have seen almost every Musical in the world....the lists goes on and on, but here are a few:
......from "Cats", " Dancin' ", "Dreamgirls" and "Chorus Line" in the 1980's to "Wicked", "Le Reve", "Phantom of the Opera", " Mamma Mia! " and "House of the Dancing Water"........
Last night I was extremely fortunate to see a different type of Musical. It was more of a Cabaret show but without music, dialogue or even the "clapping of the hands"....it was "Silence Le Cabaret" at The Good Lab.
I have experienced many an unusual evening in my life, but this one is for sure in the TOP 10.
We were taught to applaud in Sign Language....to say 'thank you' and other important words to communicate with someone. We had headphones on the entire evening so there was no way you could even attempt to talk to the person next to you!!
Keith and Anthony were extraordinary and I was moved with emotion towards the end by their love for acting and having a ball at the same time, BUT, without saying a single word, since they can't.
They are Deaf and Mute....you must believe me when I say it was an amazing 3 hours. Of course, we were called on stage to dance and recite with actions which I found was easier than I thought. I had the time of my life and enjoyed their "talking eyes".....
My compliments to Fiona Wat, the Founder of this Cabaret. She is working with her heart....and to me this is priceless.
If by any chance you are in Hong Kong and would like to go to a unique dinner, well, get tickets for this unusual Musical....