KALEIDOSCOPE produced by Company 2 is the perfect show the whole family can enjoy. Based on Ethan who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was 4 years old, Kaleidoscope, is an awe-inspiring circus show that will bring to life the colour, chaos and incredible beauty of Ethan’s everyday life. Under the direction of Chelsea McGuffin Kaleidoscope, is the collaboration of a unique boy, an inspiring story and the lyrical world of circus arts.
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- Venue Format
- Theatre, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
This performance involves young performers with extra needs. Venue should be mindful of this. Young artists will not be at load in or out. This performance has been created for a black box theatre but currently looking at a small hall touring show. We want to be able to tour to all venues and communities of all sizes. This performance needs to be seen far and wide.
We are a small performing arts company striving to create work that enables us to grow as artists, to push our form, which is also accessible to our audience. Contemporary circus that is full of heart, created with passion and engaging with fellow artists who wish to do the same. Driven by David Carberry and Chelsea McGuffin, the work we create is often devised and we engage artistically with everyone involved. From performers to technicians. With our backgrounds as dancers and musicians as well as circus artists, our language is circus but we draw heavily from movement and have a strong sense of musicality in all our work. We also have a strong sense of tradition, through experiences with those we have learned from, or the lineage from which our art from comes. Our hope is that we can engage with all who see us perform, who work with us on stage and off; and that they can also share in our passion.
- Company Website
Unique Selling Point
This is a sensory sensitive performance about a young boys story and view of the world. A story of difference. This performance welcomes everyone from all walks of life to enjoy a theater experience like no other. Young people creating theater for and by young people.
Kaleidoscope is based on a book which can be sold at the performance This book can be linked to teachers note and school based projects.
We have school workshops and community based participant for the main show.
We have Merchandise, a website, social media networks, relaxed show notes, support workers to help families with needs in our audience.
Meet and greet with the writer, and young artists after the performance.
Kaleidoscope has two arms to the project.
Our aim to create a work which can tour to small, large, isolated, popular areas and make connections with as many young people and families as possible.
Performances and workshops can be run together. The installation project runs as a stand alone project but includes workshops and performances.
We aim to leave communities feeling aware of difference and those who will isolates empowered to engage in arts projects and have a voice.