As part of the project Did You Have a Good Time? Vremena Goda Café Since 1968, Garage presents a series of RSL slams, inviting visitors to take part in a literary show in sign language.
A poetry slam combines elements of performance, literature, competition and audience engagement. Slams are quite popular in the deaf community.
ASL SLAM movement in the United States has been organizing poetry slams in American Sign Language for over 10 years, offering participants an opportunity to overcome the limitations of sign language in daily life. By using images and other facilitating tools, participants are able to fully explore the potential of the popular, grassroots tradition of sign language and engage the listeners in the creative poetic collaboration. RSL slam at Garage is the first series of sign-language poetry slams in Russia featuring deaf and hard-of-hearing professional actors. Each event will be devoted to some aspects of leisure, creating a holiday, summer mood.