PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS 2019 (BY SENSORIUM THEATRE)
In November 2019, The Artground organised a 2 day Two-day masterclass with Sensorium Theatre for artists from different disciplines (Musicians, Set, Sound and Lighting Designers, Performers, Puppeteers, Dancers, Storytellers, Textile Artists, Visual Artists). They were given an insight into practices for making interactive, immersive works. Using a piece from the National Museum of Singapore collection as a stimulus, Sensorium Theatre Artistic Directors Michelle Hovane and Francis Italiano explored ideas and discussed the principles of multi-sensory theatre making for universal access.
Following this 2-day masterclass, selected artists were invited to gain practical experience assisting Sensorium Theatre performers to deliver workshops and performances to children with disabilities, in a cross cultural collaboration.
This collaboration will continue in 2020, and will explore the idea of making a new interactive multi-sensory performance installation that is a collaboration between Australia’s Sensorium Theatre and artists from Singapore to be showcased at The National Musuem of Singapore,
Sensorium Theatre is Australia’s only performance company making live shows specially designed for children with disabilities. They are the incredible mastermind behind Oddysea, an interactive multi-sensory performance developed for audience with additional needs. Oddysea was presented at The Artground in 2018 and 2019