The performance from the DaDaFest Ensemble on 11 July at 2pm, was played to an in-house audience at the Liverpool Philharmonic and was broadcast across the internet.
It was a relaxed performance with the aim of removing potential barriers to access for audience members, including those with an autism spectrum condition, a learning disability, or anyone else who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Here’s some ideas for introducing some ‘relaxed’ elements into your classroom when watching the broadcast:
- Scatter beanbags and mats for those who need, or prefer, to sit or lie on the floor
- Consider cabaret style seating, so that groups can sit together
- Make sure that there is space for people to stand up and move around
- Ensure everyone feels comfortable – if they need to make noises or fidget then it’s fine!
- Offer a chill-out space where people can go if they need a break from the music and/or the rest of the audience
- Hand out beach balls or pieces of paper for audience members to hold, so they can experience the music through touch and vibration
- Have helpers will be on hand for those who need them
Let us know if you offer a ‘relaxed’ viewing of our live broadcast and how your students find the experience?