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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Workshop Visual Vernacular

Workshop Visual Vernacular

Nicola Della Maggiora will guide you through the exploration of the more complex concepts and techniques within VV

A workshop Visual Vernacular (VV) by the well-known Italian VV-performer Nicola Della Maggiora, for experienced sign language users. This workshop is designed for those who are already familiar with VV and wish to expand their capabilities. Nicola, an experienced practitioner and instructor of VV, will guide you through the exploration of the more complex concepts and techniques within VV. The workshop is open to persons over 18 years of age who are able to communicate in sign language.

 

Nicola Della Maggiora is an Italian actor, sign actor, translator and poet. 

He started his career in theater and has played on Italian and international stages. After the first yeras of his career, he began to appear on visual media, such as short films and television. Della Maggiora has been an anchor at H3 World TV’s WorldSign Week and is a sign actor on the children’s TV series Lampadino & Caramella. Most notably, he has performed at the Festival di Sanremo. He expresses himself artistically...

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A workshop Visual Vernacular (VV) by the well-known Italian VV-performer Nicola Della Maggiora, for experienced sign language users. This workshop is designed for those who are already familiar with VV and wish to expand their capabilities. Nicola, an experienced practitioner and instructor of VV, will guide you through the exploration of the more complex concepts and techniques within VV. The workshop is open to persons over 18 years of age who are able to communicate in sign language.

 

Nicola Della Maggiora is an Italian actor, sign actor, translator and poet. 

He started his career in theater and has played on Italian and international stages. After the first yeras of his career, he began to appear on visual media, such as short films and television. Della Maggiora has been an anchor at H3 World TV’s WorldSign Week and is a sign actor on the children’s TV series Lampadino & Caramella. Most notably, he has performed at the Festival di Sanremo. He expresses himself artistically through poetry but also through the art of Visual Vernacular. Besides this, he has also made a career through signing and translating songs and gospel in and into LIS (Lingua dei segni italiana). 

As director of the Academy Department at the Institute of the Deaf in Turin, Della Maggiora works on strategies of learning and communication that make educational content available to deaf people. Furthermore, he has taken part in several cultural endeavours, such as the MAPS project, which aims to make museums around Italy accessible to deaf people, and the CABSS storybook app I Capafiori (2021). Della Maggiora is passionate about the fight for deaf people’s right to communication, information and access to culture and social relationships. 

Sunday June 9th  

11.00 - 12.30

Verhalenhuis Belvédère - Expo (1st floor)


Pricing

This workshop is not included in the day- or passepartout-ticket. Buy a ticket through the link above.

Language and duration

Language: International Sign Language
Duration: 1.5 hours

Festival poets

See also

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère