Sensory Theatre Workshop in Birmingham

Sense had the opportunity to host Laura SanKey , a second year student, from the University of Leeds , studying Theatre and Performance on a volunteer placement during April 2016.

Laura wanted to gain experience facilitating workshops with Sense participants to further her career in Sensory Theatre. The aim of the workshop was to create an immersive setting, exploring elements from the chosen theme of outer space”.

Her work is very much influenced by the role of the senses, focusing on this area within her studies. The exploration of the senses, during the workshop, enabled it to be accessible for all – engaging both staff and participants to form a new theatrical experience . Her work incorporates the use of sign, with a strong focus on group work and the capability of each individual using lights, tactile engagements, silhouettes and mirroring.

Testimonial from Laura
The responses from the participants were incredibly positive, with some rewarding results from many deafblind individuals, especially those who were not known for active engagement. I look forward to working with Sense in the near future.

Testimonial from Jess Evans – Arts Facilitator
The guys really enjoyed it, well done Laura!

Stephanie Tyrrell

Author: Stephanie Tyrrell

Arts and Wellbeing Projects and Development Manager at Sense

2 thoughts on “Sensory Theatre Workshop in Birmingham”

  1. Hi there,
    I’m trying to find out if there’s going to be a 2017 sensory theatre workshop. I’ve only just found out about your organisation and I’m really interested in developing my sensory theatre practice.
    Thanks very much
    @alisonfarina
    Theatremaker, practitioner
    Bath, UK

    1. Thanks for getting in touch and for your interest in our work! We are developing our work in sensory theatre at the moment, primarily in the Midlands area, so do watch this space for more information about our events.

      We will be hosting a Sensory Arts Festival in May 2018 where the public will have a chance to engage in immersive sensory arts practice. We aren’t running any workshops for practitioners at the moment, but we can get in touch if opportunities come up in the future.

      Kara Jarrold
      Head of Arts & Wellbeing at Sense

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