“Smooth Ballet of Sign and Music”
Friday marks the International Day of Sign Languages
Disney chest American Sign Language video of incantoThe #1 Hot 100 song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” to celebrate International Friday Sign Language Day.
For the video, the Disney Music Group teamed up with Tony Award winning company Deaf West Theater, with a Colombian and Spanish cast who translated Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned lyrics into ASL.
“The English lyrics of the songs were translated into ASL and CSL by a team of sign language choreographers who worked through the text to find the best and most accurate translation into sign and, once completed, pieced together into a seamless ballet of sign and music.” Music said.
The impact of this film on children cannot be ignored. The majority of deaf children are born to hearing families, and sometimes the only exposure to community and sign language is through videos like this,” said DJ Kurs, Artistic Director of Deaf West, Tell diverse. “Working with the Disney Music Group to expand access to one of their songs to the deaf and hard of hearing communities brings us immense pride.”
In addition, Disney Music announced the Encanto: An Immersive Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl, a two-night concert featuring the original cast from the film, a full orchestra, a 50-person band, and a special guest appearance. . These shows will take place on November 11 and 12.