Master's Thesis, 2022
Echoes in the body: understanding deaf embodiment
In this thesis, I consider the corporeality of a deaf person in the context of theatre pedagogy. I approach the subject through the framework of embodied learning and holistic conception of human beings, looking for answers to questions such as how deaf bodies are in this world, and how deaf bodies think. With these questions, I seek to find new practices in my own artistic and pedagogical practice that I can use to develop deaf-based learning environments and performative spaces. These pedagogical and performative spaces are not based on the laws of the theatrical tradition of the hearing people, such as sound and speech, but seek to free the deaf from a constant cycle of adaptation and reasonable adjustments towards selfdetermined corporeality, theatre, and aesthetics.