Weathering by Faye Driscoll presented with audio description

The June 5 performance of Weathering by choreographer Faye Driscoll comes with an audio description option for those who are blind and visually impaired, presented in association with Danse-Cité and with the support of the Fondation des aveugles du Québec.


Practical Information

June 5, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

Show duration: 1 h

Usine C

Audio describer: Enora Rivière


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

To reserve, contact Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler at Danse-Cité at 514 525 3595.



Event Schedule

6:30/6:45 p.m. — Welcoming of spectators

7:00 p.m. — Meeting with the audio describer and presentation workshop

8:00 p.m. — Performance of Weathering by Faye Driscoll

9:15 p.m. — Meeting with the artists and audio describer

10:00 p.m. — End of the event

Required Equipment

Participants need a smartphone and earphones.

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

Download the Sennheiser MobileConnect 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 allow the transmission of the work. It includes a workshop before the performance to familiarize audience with the voices of the audio describers as well as various stage elements (sets, costumes, etc.) and a post-show discussion in order to share the sensitive experiences of each other.

By accessing the creative process in the studio or by working from video recordings, the audio describer analyses the work and identifies a set of words that may be used to enhance the verbal description. Little by little, a text as precise as possible is written, the basis of the oralisation that will take place live.

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 from which the audio-describer will have to adapt as the performance proceeds.

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 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.




Maud Mazo-Rothenbühler (Danse-Cité)
514 525 3595

Fabien Marcil (FTA)
514 842 0704 + 13