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Performances and presentation [Chris Holt, Brenda Liebman Aron, Ilene Liebman Youngs, Jose Saldana]

 Digital Work
Identifier: ds_0064_holtetal_cap_01.mp4


  • Creation: 1996



Chris Holt performs a poem, "Evolution," then Brenda Liebman Aron and Ilene Liebman Youngs present "Building Blocks of ASL Storytelling." This presentation describes the standard requirements of ASL storytelling which includes at its most basic, a specific form of rhythm and at its most complex, the nuances and climactic pauses that are the key to excellent storytelling characteristics. At the heart of American Sign Language storytelling are the stories themselves that have gone through changes as they are passed down from one storyteller to another over the generations in Deaf families. Lastly, Jose Saldana performs a dramatic narrative, "Wolf Land."


311.59 Megabytes (mp4)


Sign Languages


General Note

This material was digitized as part of a CLIR Hidden Collections grant: "Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY." Original VHS recordings were transferred to mp4 format, captioned, and voiced, by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Production Services department.

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA