Have you missed a VocalEye Almost Live event? This is the place to find available links to past programming we’ve shared. Many Almost Live virtual tours, events and guest interviews are available to watch on the VocalEye YouTube channel.
Below is a list of third party content that we couldn’t include in our YouTube recordings plus links to recorded events that are either described or recommended as accessible without description.
- Assassinating Thomson, semi-autobiographical monologue written and performed by legally blind artist/creator Bruce Horak, not described, free to watch on YouTube
- Flight Paths, online storytelling and performance from Extant Theatre, UK
- Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre adaptation with audio description is free to watch on YouTube
- To See or Not to See, a play by Ruth Bieber with audio description by VocalEye, free to watch on YouTube
- Artificial Things, award-winning dance film with audio-description, from Stopgap Dance Company
- Amy Amantea’s interview with Artificial Things describers Nathan Geering and Mo Pickering-Symes
OPERA + MUSIC
- Trouble in Tahiti, a one-act opera about the failed American dream. Sung in English with description, Opera North, UK (1 hour on YouTube)
- Early Music Vancouver’s Digital Concert Hall for a taste of baroque and early classical music, free to watch on YouTube.
VISUAL ART + CULTURAL EXHIBITS
- Wanderings by Anna Binta Diallo, part of the Capture Photography Festival 2020, Vancouver (12 minutes on Vimeo)
- Tellurian Dinner, art installation, VocalEye virtual tour
- Historic Roedde House, museum exhibit, VocalEye virtual tour
- Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience, art exhibit, VocalEye virtual tour
- Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations, a Geoff McMurchy memorial retrospective, VocalEye virtual tour
- Crowd-Sourced Description Project, our first experiment in multiple descriptions, VocalEye virtual tour
FESTIVALS + SPECIAL EVENTS
- Indian Summer Festival Canada is a multi-arts festival that centers and amplifies the voices of South Asian artists. Many events feature guest speakers and musical performances that are recommended as accessible without description. Highlights of the 2020 festival and previous festivals can be found on the Indian Summer Festival YouTube channel
- Pandemic Postcards, short video greetings from artists with disabilities from around the world, created in the COVID summer of 2020
- Awake, a short film by Michael Achtman. In this existential comedy, Anna is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home. Both characters are blind and played by blind performers Alex Bulmer (Anna) and Margo Cargill (Doreen). (22 minutes on Vimeo)
- The 13th, the critically acclaimed documentary is available on YouTube for free, but not described (the audio described version is available on Netflix)
- Shameless: the Art of Disability, groundbreaking documentary by Bonnie Sherr Klein, free to watch at the National Film Board of Canada
- Crip Camp: a Disability Revolution, the Oscar®-nominated documentary about a summer camp that changed the world, is free to watch on YouTube with Audio Description.