In 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.
1, 2, 3, Story!
Animal Farm: Musical Tales
The Birthplace of Rhythm
Celebration Dances of West Africa
Sisai: Exploring the Andes through Music
Spain’s Dancing Rhythms
Pictured: The Birthplace of Rhythm