NYC Fall Season: Nov 19th 2:00 pm Autism Friendly Performance
November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An accessible performance for children, teens, adults, and their friends and family on the autism spectrum.
This performance will be one hour, have a supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Adjustments to the production include reduction of obscure lighting, shorter running time, and reduction of any sudden sounds. Plus, there will be areas in the lobby for quiet time or activities, staffed with autism specialists, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.
‘Young Blood’ is a sprightly, effervescent, and upbeat ballet, as dancers play on the dynamic of being forever young in this free spirited work. You’ll see moments of favorite childhood games including tag, leap frog, clapping games, and more in an innovative dance work. While 4 young musicians are elevated above the dancers on stage in a brass and percussive score by Matthew Cohen.
A dynamic and fluid duo in ‘Plated’ represent holding in emotions as they seem very happy on the outside, but as their gold dipped bodies entangle themselves the façade chips away suggesting the dancers are merely gold ‘Plated’. A live saxophone commissioned score by Thomas La Rocca accentuates the mood.