Deaf Dancers Dancing To Jamie xx’s Sleep Sounds

“Jamie xx – Sleep Sound”

This next video in our series of 2014’s best music [and dance] videos via Pigeons & Planes has a unique backstory:

“London-based artist Sofia Mattioli concepted the video for ‘Sleep Sound’ after a deaf woman on the subway observed her listening to music; the woman wrote Mattioli a letter saying she could almost feel the music through Mattioli’s movements. This inspired Mattioli to create a video where she dances with 13 members of the [Manchester Deaf] Centre while ‘Sleep Sound’ plays.”

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a PhD in Cultural Studies from OSU and performs improvisational dance in Working Sessions.