Imagining Autism

Sunday 30th April, 10-11.30am in Jarman Studio 2 (15 minute slots at 10am, 10.30am and 11am) – Book Free Tickets

An opportunity to explore the Space environment from the University of Kent’s Imagining Autism project.

Positive Triggers

Outer space, rocket capsule, white space suit,  robots, alien puppets, Mars type landscape.

Negative Triggers

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: Varies-mostly very low (blues and greens) to brighter yellows and reds and fairy lights

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Yes, rocket noise engines taking off and landing

Repetitive noises: Yes, outer space type bleeps

Drums: No

High-pitched tones: Yes, bleeping

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Yes, mildly – for a ‘space quake’ – and there may  well be  unexpected sounds

Is there background sound/music: Yes

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage: Not as such- but it is an immersive participatory performance-  we take you as a group on a trip in a rocket to outer space and land on a planet

Artist goes into the audience: Yes, visitors will be invited to interact with a puppet or robot but no one has to do anything they don’t want to do

Workshop/manual activity: no

Are participants required to…

Walk around: Yes if they want to

Undertake directed movement: No

Read: No

Draw: No

Construct things: No

Paint: No

Sing: No

Participate in pairs or groups with others: No

Other Details

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: N/A

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: Yes

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: Yes

Attention Span Information

Show duration: 15 mins per slot.

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: 5 minute  talking  intro outside the rocket

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does your show have any distinctive smells: No

Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): UV light

Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: Voluntary but there will be interesting cloth textures available to touch

Are balloons used in your show: No

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: No

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Not at all

Are there any props in the performance that you think potential audience members should know about that have not already been mentioned: No

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