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ERIC Number: EJ1184247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Enhancing Relaxed Performance: Evaluating the Autism Arts Festival
Fletcher-Watson, Ben; May, Shaun
Research in Drama Education, v23 n3 p406-420 2018
'Relaxed performances' allow theatre spectators to experience a non-judgmental environment, featuring adjustments to make them more accessible to a range of audiences. The Autism Arts Festival attempted to develop the idea of relaxed performances further to create an entirely autism-friendly festival in Canterbury. The organisers developed a suite of features to make the festival more accessible, and the suite as a whole was effective at increasing the accessibility of the festival. Moreover, discussions with performers indicate that the festival, as an 'autistic space,' was conducive of both a sense of community solidarity and engagement with the politics of neurodiversity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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