TALKING HANDS support material

 Gloved "Talking Hands"

Gloved "Talking Hands"

 Naked "Talking Hands"

Naked "Talking Hands"

 American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet — "finger spelling".

American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet — "finger spelling".

 

POSSIBLE GESTURES:

Most letters of the ASL alphabet (allowing creation of texting acronyms, e.g. L.O.L.).

Waving

Pointing (stationary or “wagging” in admonishment)

Open fingers waving (“iffy” sign)

Devil horns

Victory

Thumbs up (one or two thumbs)

Crossed fingers

Gun

Telephone

"Money" (rubbing thumb and two fingers)

Fist

“Queen wave”

“Rock, paper, scissors” game

Beckoning (with one, two, or four fingers)

Stop

Counting numbers up to 10 or 20

Clap

Snap!

Button push

Typing fingers

Scary fingers

Air quotes

Bowing (at the end of performance)

Shivering

Exquisite! Perfection! (Four fingers and thumb together)

“Wind it up” (pointing finger in circle)

Star Trek four finger “V”

Middle finger (maybe not if aimed at kids!)

“Trump” fingers

Slow down/calm down

Catching something out of the air (snowflake, fly)

 

EMAILS (Collaborators):

Origination by Robert Lovejoy:   robertlovejoy@hotmail.com

Fabrication by Asylum Models and Effects, Mark Curtis, (Director):   mcurtis@asylumsfx.com

Choreography by Rebecca Evans:    pellensemble@gmail.com

Composer and sound design by Ryan Davies:   ryan@ryan-davies.com

Lighting design by David Ball  davidcball@sky.com

Marketing and publicity by Creative Warehouse, Charlotte Sankey (Director):   charlotte@creative-warehouse.co.uk.

 

WEBSITES (Collaborators):

http://www.asylumsfx.com/

http://www.pellensemble.com/

http://www.ryan-davies.co.uk/

http://www.creative-warehouse.co.uk

 

WEBSITES (Information):

http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/scotchlite-reflective-material-us/

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~john-powell/ConferencePresentations/Southampton_presentation/Music_and_French_Baroque_Gesture.html

http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-hand-on-the-shakespearean-stage-9781474234283/

https://schlemielintheory.com/2015/01/21/a-note-on-harold-lloyd-and-buster-keaton-silent-film-comic-gestures-and-fate/