Relaxed Performances – Why, What, How?

The Ins and Outs on how to make a relaxed performance
Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Friday 6 April 2018

6th April, Derby Theatre, 11-4

This is a practical workshop for artists who are interested in how to make their performances Relaxed (performances which are specifically sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment) but don’t necessarily know how to. Delivered in partnership with Unlimited, the UK’s leading commissioning body for disabled artists, and led by Jess Thom from Tourettes Hero, this workshop will provide practical information for performance makers covering:

-          What is a relaxed performance

-          Who are relaxed performances for

-          How do you make your performance relaxed?

-          How to reach audiences

-          social models of disability 

-             language around disability and access 

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business. The workshop is supported by Unlimited with funding from Arts Council England and Spirit of 2012


Image: A Crash Course in Cloudspotting (the subversive act of horizontality) - Raquel Meseguer. Photo by Synnøve Fredericks

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Running time: 
5 hours

Unlimited Theatre, Big House & In Good Company