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An immersive multi-sensory dance theatre production designed specifically for children aged 8 to 13 years with mild to more complex needs.
A magical sea voyage in which the audience and performers set sail in search of hidden treasure. Along the way they encounter rolling waves, sparkling fish and swooping gulls. The audience is seated in 4 pods representing boats on stage in close proximity to the performers. This design enables interaction for everyone as they are swept along on the adventure.
(The audience is greeted by the performers in the theatre foyer, invited into the performance space and guided to their seats in the boats. These pods are suitable for wheelchair users).
1. Jess Rowell and performers will deliver sensory movement workshops for children and teachers offsite in local special schools.
2. Participating schools will receive a teachers resource pack as a stimulus and guide for further creative movement sessions exploring the different themes within the show.
3. School Trip to the live show ‘Making Waves’ in the Mermaid Arts Centre.
- The audience capacity for schools is 8 children + 8 carers per show.
Director - Jess Rowell
Producer - Mags Keohane
Performers - Jess Rowell, Sarah Ryan & Hayley Earlam
Set design- Eugenia Genunchi and Aidan Fox based on original design by Orla Kelly.
Lighting design - Sebastian Pizarro
Composer - Stefan French
Stage Manager - Laura Murphy
Photography - Hayley Stuart
Poster design - Treetop Studio
Promo video - Kristian Mantalvanos
Jess Rowell is supported by Branar Meitheal 2022-2023
The Making Waves 2023 tour is supported by The Arts Council with additional support provided by Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Axis Ballymum, Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare County Council Arts Service & Mermaid Arts Centre.
This production was originally created in 2021 as part of Jess Rowell’s Dance Residency in Draíocht which was supported by The Arts Council, with additional funding provided by Fingal County Council and Draíocht, Blanchardstown.
The Making Waves 2023 tour is supported by The Arts Council with additional support provided by Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Axis Ballymum, Riverbank Arts Centre & Mermaid Arts Centre Jess Rowell’s Making Waves at Riverbank Arts Centre received additional support from Kildare County Council Arts Service.