"Never has the power of love, kindness and connection to fellow human beings felt more important in breaking the ties of social isolation".
"Imagined Touch – what a heartbreaking title – is shaped it into a piece that defies expectations and genuinely tests, disarms and surprises its audience. It shares the lived experience of artists who don’t understand how their audiences experience their work, as their audiences don’t understand how they experience an audience. And, for a while, none of this mattered". Aussie Theatre
"Imagined Touch challenges us and invites us to engage in the work in an unexpected way, to alter our perceptions about how to not only experience theatre, but also how we communicate with each other". Myronmy
"What follows is a breathtaking sequence that could be a multilingual summit at the UN. Performers and interpreters communicate in a mixture of Auslan English, a tactile version of signing where two speakers touch hands, and a newly developed mode that involves drawing on each other’s backs (reminiscent for me of a school yard game). The rapid-fire exchange is confounding, funny and beautifully choreographed". Real Time
"Heather and Michelle’s stories remind us that giving up is not an option. They can’t remove their goggles or adjust the volume on their headsets. But there’s a lot we can do instead of giving up: we can dance, we can play, we can move and we can trust. As we reach down for our shoes under the bench we realise they’re on the other side of the room. We didn’t realise we’d changed direction entirely".
Time Out "The Ten Best Things we saw at Sydney Festival"
Articles, podcasts and television
http://www.realtimearts.net/article/137/12490 ( review)
http://www.australianstage.com.au/201609087963/reviews/melbourne/imagined-touch-the-deafblind-live-art-experience-%7C-jodee-mundy-collaborations.html ( review)
https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-8/living-deafblind ( television)
http://www.myronmy.me/2016/09/imagined-touch-review.html ( review)
https://www.timeout.com/sydney/blog/one-of-our-favourite-sydney-festival-shows-involved-no-sight-or-sound-011617 ( review)