The following is a condensed transcription of a recent Guild interview with Antoine Hunter in conversation with Warren WAWA Snipe. In this interview, Antoine shares his story as a deaf dancer, teaching artist, company director, and movement builder. If you are using a screen reader, please note that there is punctuation to indicate areas where text has been extracted from the original transcript.
ASL and audio interpretation were provided for the recorded interview by D. Hartman and Gregorio Nieto from Pro Bono ASL. Pro Bono ASL also provided closed captioning.
Antoine Hunter (Purple Fire Crow) is a Bay area native and an award-winning African, Indigenous, Deaf, Disable, Two Spirit producer, choreographer, film/theater actor, dancer, dance instructor, model, poet, speaker, mentor and Deaf advocate. He teaches dance and ASL in both Hearing and Deaf communities and is the founder and artistic director of Urban Jazz Dance Company and has been producing the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival since 2013. Learn more.
Warren WAWA Snipe hails from the landscapes of DC/MD/VA area and is an acclaimed Hip Hop Recording Artist. In 2016, WAWA released his sophomore album “Deaf: So What?!, an album that “further explores the pursuit of proving that a disadvantage can be its polar opposite; an album of inspiration for those to understand and pursue music without the sense of hearing.” Learn more.