An accessible performance for children, teens, adults, and their friends and family on the autism spectrum.
This performance will be 45 minutes, 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 an autism specialist, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.
Inspired by how can have a profound change on someone’s behavior, this new work explores the impact music plays in society. The sound and messages we release through our art form directly impact our listeners in powerful ways. This is especially true of the youth and adolescents of our society, who are still extremely malleable to the world around them. The dancers movement set the tone and the music, as they create the sound of the piece in real time using Point Motion technology. Motion control sensors are placed in front of the stage and dancers move throughout the stage, while Point Motion technology creates the sound by tracing their movements. This dynamic work is sharp, electrifying, and brings an audience to many different emotions music can bring out. A fluid watercolor backdrop projected onto the backdrop flows throughout the piece as it seems as if the dancers are painting the music with their movement.
WORLD PREMIERE: DRIFTLESS FRACTION// 30 minutes
‘Driftless Fraction’ is daring, electric, and a self analysis of our own emotions. Unique shapes and contrasting quick and slow movement take over the dancers’ bodies and was inspired by experimenting with the different sides of one’s personalities. How we interact with different people, our personality when we are alone, and how we control our reactions. This work is the result of Arch Contemporary Ballet’s National Summer Intensive for Dance & Composition at New York City Center – this world premiere performance showcases the dancers of this workshop and a world premiere composition by composers of the program.
Audience members get to meet the cast after the show!
Our performances have an inclusive environment that allows for a friendly and positive show.
Loud noises, getting out of your seat, wiggling, and clapping is encouraged and embraced through the performance!