L’homme rare by Nadia Beugré presented with audio description

The June 1 performance of L’homme rare by choreographer Nadia Beugré comes with an audio description option for those who are blind and visually impaired, presented in association with Danse-Cité.


Practical Information

June 1, 2022, at 7 p.m.

Show duration: 1 h 05

Théâtre Rouge du Conservatoire

Audio describer: Enora Rivière


Exclusive rate of $20 for blind and visually impaired spectators.
Free for their companions. Limited places available. 

Reserve your place before May 2 by calling FTA’s box office at:
514-844-3822 / 1-866-984-3822



Event Schedule

5:30/5:45 p.m. — Welcoming of spectators

6:00 p.m. — Meeting with the audio describer and tactile tour

7:00 p.m. — Performance of L’homme rare by Nadia Beugré

8:15 p.m. — Meeting with the artists and audio describer

9:00 p.m. — End of the event

Required Equipment

You will need a smartphone and earphones.

Danse-Cité can provide a smartphone to spectators who do not have one.

Download the Sennheiser app before your arrival.




About Audio Description

Often used in film and theatre, audio description is a process that involves verbally describing a work’s visual and other sensory elements for blind and visually impaired spectators to facilitate their understanding. It includes a workshop before the performance to familiarize audience with the voices of the performers and audio describers as well as various stage elements (sets, costumes, etc.).

The process differs for dance, which requires the development of a specific methodology and vocabulary. By attending several rehearsals in the weeks preceding the performance, the audio describer absorbs the work and identifies a set of words that may be used to enhance the verbal description. Following this period of observation, a text is written to serve as the basis for the live narration that will take place. In dance, the numerous improvisations and variations in timing make it difficult to consider anything other than live description. The previously written text therefore becomes a reference that the audio describer must internalize ahead of time to facilitate narration on the night of the performance.

During the show, the audio describer is seated in a closed control booth or quiet space with a screen showing a live feed of the performance, along with a mixing deck, microphone, and headset.

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology installed by Connec-T and a wi-fi network set up specifically for the event, blind and visually impaired spectators equipped with a smartphone and earphones can fully experience the performance.



Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain (FTA)
514 842 0704 + 26
[email protected]

Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler (Danse-Cité)
514 525 3595
[email protected]