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!