*Please note that your booking is for attendance at both learning sessions and the performance of Whoosh!
This three-part professional development series is a hands-on collaborative exploration of ways to engage children with disabilities through sensory arts practice, hosted by artists Michelle Hovane and Francis Italiano of Sensorium Theatre.
Friday 21 June, 10am – 4pm
State Theatre Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne
Be guided to use your somatic imagination to explore each of your own senses and investigate how personal and cultural filters result in different perceptions of sensory prompts. You and Sensorium Theatre artists will share your methodologies for creating inclusive and sensory art, and investigate questions that arise in this field.
Saturday 22 June, 10am – 5.30pm
Awaken your senses with a partner exercise and consider how sensory elements can be used as ‘access points’ to performances for neuro-diverse audiences. In small groups, you will create and reflect upon sensory vignettes to explore ways of conveying meaning, mood and intention.
On both days a light lunch will be provided with vegetarian options and gluten free and vegan options available upon request.
Friday 28 June, 6pm – 7.30pm
Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne
Attend a special deconstructed performance of Whoosh! followed by a Q&A and informal gathering with the Sensorium Theatre artists.