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Kaite O'Reilly's Peeling (2011) deliberately played with ideas surrounding how Deaf and hearing characters operated in the performance's scenario. Image courtesy: Kaite O'Reilly

Coinciding with the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank Centre, hopes Unlimited Festival will provide ‘breath-taking physical feats to rival the athletes in the Olympic Park.’ Kaite O’Reilly, writer/ director of In Water I'm Weightless, reflects in this context on the trajectory of Deaf (and disability art) production, programming and marketing