In early 2015, select Urban Gateways touring artists attended a session focused on adapting shows for audiences with special needs. Led by a Licensed Art Therapist (Holly DeRosa Walejeski), the day focused on the different disabilities that young people face and techniques for how to engage these audiences more effectively in performance. The artists then revised their shows, implementing the techniques and adaptations introduced in the workshop. The shows listed below have been approved by Ms. Walejeski to offer an accessible version of the performance for special needs school and organizational environments.

Available shows:

1, 2, 3, Story!

Animal Farm: Musical Tales

The Birthplace of Rhythm

Celebration Dances of West Africa

Fandango

Sisai: Exploring the Andes through Music

Spain’s Dancing Rhythms