Accessibility & Opportunities

Audio Description Seminar – Fri 23 March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm -Chapter 

Bombastic & Coreo Cymru in partnership with Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB) and Creu Cymru’s Hynt scheme are hosting a seminar event focussed on working with Audio Description for live theatre and dance.

Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 13.00.47The afternoon will include presentations by Dr Louise Fryer, a broadcaster and pioneer in audio description, Alistair Sill a professional AD and CIB’s Community Co-ordinator, Megan Merrett of Hynt and a member of the public who will offer a perspective, from a blind person’s point of view, of attending theatre’s and arts centres in Wales.

Following a panel Q&A session chaired by Dr Louise Fryer, attenders will have the opportunity to experience live audio description of Family Dance Festival, a national touring package of three professional dance companies including Bombastic, Jukebox Collective and Alex Parsons’ Gary & Pel. The preview starts at 4.30pm and will be presented outside in Chapter’s forecourt (weather permitting) or in Chapter Café.

The industry focussed event is open to venue managers, performing arts industry specialists, producers, artists and audience members and is designed to encourage the use of audio description within performing arts programmes.

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Take part in a short workshop after the performances and try some of the moves that you’ve just seen!

Family Dance Festival 2018 will present a package of highly engaging foyer/outdoor works by three of Wales’ most lively and energetic professional companies including Bombastic, Gary & Pel and Jukebox Collective.

Screen Shot 2018-02-11 at 12.25.23The three pieces will be packaged into one programme which will also include local community groups at each of the eight venues and a short taster workshops led by the professional companies.

If you have a family friendly entertaining dance piece which is no longer than 8 minutes in duration and has minimal technical requirements, we would love to hear from you.

Please forward your expression of interest to no later than 28 February 2018. Please include a short description about the group, the piece you would like to present, number of performers, duration of piece, any video links of the work or previous work, your local venue from the list below and your contact details including email, telephone and postal address.