Sensorium Theatre arrived in Griffith this week with their hands on show, Oddysea, performing for the general public on Saturday, June 17 at 12.30pm.
Oddysea takes young audiences on an amazing undersea journey and is a multi-sensory performance.
“Too often performances are designed for mainstream kids and sometimes a session gets adapted for children with special needs.”Co-Artistic Director Francis Italiano.
Specifically designed for audiences with special needs and young children.
Set in a beautiful oceanic installation, the story unfolds around each audience member, using song, touch, smell and taste.
Starting on the seashore, Oddysea follows the adventures of Crab and Turtle as they dive deep beneath the sea.
Meeting a cast of colourful characters in this story of fun and friendship.
Hailing from Western Australia, Sensorium Theatre is at the forefront of inclusive performance in Australia.
Providing all children access to enriching artistic experiences.
This show is not only targeting children with special needs, but for young children and their families, for a sensory experience in theatre.
“The ability to enjoy a story should be a right for kids with special needs,” co-Artistic Director Francis Italiano said.
“We provide as many sensory ‘ins’ as possible, things to touch and smell and taste, so that everyone can experience the story.”
The public performances allow families to attend as a group and enjoy the performance together.
With the needs of their child being at the forefront of the performers’ minds.
“Too often performances are designed for mainstream kids and sometimes a session gets adapted for children with special needs.” Italiano said.
We turned that on its head and created a show specifically for children with disabilities.”
Sensorium Theatre is dedicated to making shows that spark young imaginations.
Immersing them in amazing multi-sensory worlds to fully engage children in enriching artistic experiences.
Oddysea is on at Griffith Regional Theatre at 12.30pm on Saturday 17 June.
To purchase tickets theatre goers can contact the Griffith Regional Theatre Box Office by calling 6962 8444 or visiting 1 Neville Place, Griffith.
Tickets are $20 per person – book now.