In celebration of Friday’s Worldwide Day of Signal Languages, Deaf West Theatre teamed up with Disney Music Group to launch an American Signal Language model of the hit track “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” from Disney’s Encanto. The Tony award-winning firm featured an all-deaf Colombian and Hispanic forged within the video for the three-times platinum-certified track topped the Sizzling 100 chart for 5 weeks.
The “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” video makes use of each American Signal Language and Colombian Signal Language, including layers of authenticity to the music video. Deaf West Theatre had a staff of signal language choreographers that labored by means of the textual content of the track so as to discover an correct signed translation so as to translate the sung English lyrics into ASL and CSL, per Selection. Encanto tells the story of the extraordinary Madrigal household blessed by magic, giving each baby born into the household magical powers – besides Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz (In The Heights, Brooklyn 9-9). When the magic surrounding their house is in peril, the “extraordinary” Madrigal is the household’s solely hope. Praised for its layered message, colourful characters and soundtrack, Encanto was an on the spot hit final 12 months and “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” turned its hottest track.
The signal language video for “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” that was launched Friday options Nataly Barahona as Pepa, Andres (Flash) Otalora as Felix, Donna Valverde as each Mirabel and Abuela, Jasmine Garcia as Isabela, Joseph Rocha as Camilo and Andrea Rodriguez as Dolores. Valverde and Barahona are additionally the ASL Choreographers for the video with Otalora performing because the Director of Images and Austin Balaich modifying.
Deaf West’s Inventive Director DJ Kurs shared the constructive impression collaborations like this one with Disney Music Group could make for Deaf kids.
“The impression this movie has on kids can’t be dismissed. The vast majority of Deaf kids are born to listening to households and generally the one publicity to the neighborhood and signal language is thru movies like this,” Kurs mentioned. “By working with Disney Music Group on increasing the entry to one in every of their songs to the Deaf and hard-of-hearing communities brings us immense pleasure.”
“We Don’t Speak About Bruno” is one in every of eight authentic songs by Hamilton-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana) that make up the unique movement image soundtrack for the movie together with an authentic rating by Academy Award-nominated composer Germaine Franco (Coco, The Casagrandes). Along with the uber success of “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” final 12 months, Encanto’s soundtrack held the No. 1 place on the Billboard 200 album chart for 9 non-consecutive weeks. The soundtrack in addition to the track held the No. 1 place on the Billboard 200 and Sizzling 100 for 5 consecutive weeks.
Try the official ASL video for “We Don’t Speak About Bruno” under”