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The entertainment for Friday night will be Def Motion‘s Billy Read and Chris Fonseca, who will dance their feet off to amaze the audience! Billy of Def Motion has recently won a place in Deaf Explorer scheme!

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Born in Walsall, Billy grew up in a hearing family, having being deaf since 3 years old. After seven years at a deaf school down south, Billy came home to study at college and then at Wolverhampton University, graduating in Graphic Design.

It was while at uni that Billy set up the all-deaf dance group Def Motion for their debut performance at Deaffest 2011. In the 2 years since then, Def Motion continues to enjoy a rise of success and popularity performing to both deaf and hearing audiences.

Billy is currently preparing for his Deaf Explorer trip to the Far East, whilst also busy preparing for Def Motion’s performance at Clin d’Oeil: the Deaf European Arts Festival this summer.

Chris Fonseca


From London, 23. Currently study Graphic Commutation at University of Wolverhampton in final year.

Dance is a best friend of mine, it goes through everything with me. Dance isn’t something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced.

Dance is who I am.

Christopher Fonseca.

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UK's Leading Deaf-Led Film and Arts Festival

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