Street performer adds sign language interpreter to her act
Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:42PM MDT
For the first time at the Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, a performer is using a sign language interpreter during her act.
Tianna the Traveller got the idea from a blind woman in her audience.
"I wanted her to be able to enjoy my show and I didn’t know how to do it, and I still don’t know how to do it for blind people, but when I discovered this, I thought, 'Well, at least I can help get it out to the deaf community and help them feel included,'" Tianna said.
For Hope Lagaden, it is fun and challenging to interpret the fast-paced action.
"It's a little bit different, but I think right now theatrical and street performing interpreting is really starting to spread and grow and I hope it continues to do so," she said.
Tianna the Traveller is doing three shows with the interpreter on Thursday.
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Graham Neil