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Behind the Signs: Auslan Stage Left and ASLIA’s Christmas Carols Workshop

13 Nov 2015, by Auslan Stage Left in Behind the Signs
This past Tuesday ASLIA Victoria and Auslan Stage Left came together to run a national workshop on Christmas carol translation.  What a fantastic night we had!


We had a total of seventy-four participants in attendance, including remote participants from Canberra and Tasmania.


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It was a great mix – interpreters, language consultants, teachers of the deaf, deaf community, deaf interpreters and Auslan students.


We began the night with a presentation by hosts Michelle Ashley and Julie Judd. They dove into the linguistic background of the interpreting process and gave us all great insight in to how best to approach translating songs.


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We were lucky enough to have a lovely dinner provided by Carolyn.  Thank you to her so much for providing such excellent food for this hungry group!


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Next, we had a hugely informative panel with experienced interpreters and carol goers from the community.  We’d like to thank our panellists Sarah, Gail, Tamara and Susan for their tremendous insights!


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After the panel it was time for every one to have a go at translating! The participants split up in to smaller groups and took turns tackling different carols!


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Auslan Stage Left would like to thank JPC for sharing their venue, Ilana for her help on the door, Ramas for filming and all the very brave participants who got up and shared their translated carols! What a blast!  Here are some quotes from the participants:


“What a sensational, informative, fun and worthwhile workshop last night!”


“The panel discussion, theoretical lecture on the practice and the interactive song interpretation activity allowed me to learn about the different and varied translation techniques and interpreting processes used by professional interpreters that specialise in song and theatre.”


“The feedback on personal preference from the Deaf community was valuable too as they are the ones that we strive to cater for.”


“Not only was it a fantastic evening, it was also investment to improving my linguistic processing skills.”


If you missed out on our workshop, you can see Auslan interpreted carol events all over Australia! Just click on the links below!


QUEENSLAND

Celebrating a Musical Christmas 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Handel: Messiah

VICTORIA

Malvern East

Christmas Concert at Central Park

Highett

Carols by Kingston


Nunawading

Whitehorse Carols



Moonee Ponds

Carols in the Park

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