Sheen Center – 18 Bleecker St, between Elizabeth and Mott St
An accessible performance for children, teens, adults, and their friends and family on the autism spectrum.
This performance will be 1 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, reduction of any sudden sounds, audience lights left on, welcoming and interactive atmosphere, dancers have Autism sensitivity and awareness training.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! Plus, there is an autism specialist in the lobby, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance or need any additional assistance.
Please note, there will be deaf audience members in attendance who may be using ASL to communicate. We have written this in the Social Narrative for any one who may be sensitive to hand movements or gesture from people in their surroundings. Have any questions? Email us at email@example.com or call 408 835 0282.
Fabric art creates windows to catch a glimpse of the dancers, as the ballet goes on the windows get bigger and bigger until you can see the entire dance. It is inspired by getting to know someone and reading Between the Lines of their behaviors. The windows get bigger as a resemblance of wisdom as time passes as a couple. Accompanied by a violin played by Isabel Epstein.
INNATE PRISMROSE// Premiered Mar 2017 “hard to stop watching….Personally, my first impression has me saying, Arch Contemporary B[allet]rilliant!” –THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST
An eye-catching work filled with cool dance moves and shapes inspired by how the hustle and bustle of millenials’ lives can sometimes sadden us or leave friendships and relationships behind. With an inventive piano score by Award-Winning composer Matthew AC Cohen.
Collaboration with ASL// World Premiere
#deaftalent poets share to the audience by performing a poem they have written, it is also interpreted aloud. Arch Ballet dancers then dance the poem. A unique ballet dance using original poems as the inspiration for movement.