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RIT/NTID performance group Dangerous Signs trip to NYC dvd

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0129

Scope and Contents

DVD documents the RIT/NTID performance group "Dangerous Signs" trip to New York City in 2013. Shown are students riding a subway and creating/practicing performance poetry on stage in a theater. The group performed in New York City’s Interborough Repertory Theater, directed by RIT/NTID faculty member Luane Davis Haggerty.

Most of the film is in sign language only, except for the last segment called "The Best of YouTube!," which is captioned.


  • Creation: 2013


Language of Materials

American Sign Language (ASL)

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers. Two-thirds of the DVD is not captioned.

Biographical / Historical

Dangerous Signs is a Deaf/hearing multi-cultural performance group that builds community through the use of American Sign Language (ASL), poetry, spoken English, music, dance, mime, storytelling and humor. Artistic interaction with students, teachers, and the local community promote learning and diversity in the greater Rochester area.

The group has performed at the Rochester College Theater Festival and at the Rochester Fringe Festival, among other venues. One of the founding members of the group, Timothy Holmes died in 2014. Joseph Fox, a theater production assistant at NTID compared Timothy to Robert F. Panara, RIT’s first deaf professor, who passed away in 2014: "the legacies they have left behind, their love of theater and willingness to bridge the gap between the hearing and deaf cultures are just some of many similarities."


1 Folder(s) (1 disk in half document box with other DSA collections)


RIT/NTID performance group Dangerous Signs DVD contains footage of a 2013 trip to New York City by the poetry, music and storytelling performance group.


The collection is one DVD.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The film is 43:14 minutes in length.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The DVD was donated to the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive by Luane Haggerty in 2014.

Accession number(s): 2015:022

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2015.

RIT/NTID performance group "Dangerous Signs" trip to NYC
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Jody Sidlauskas
29 February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA