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Inspired by a digital installation called In the Mix by Darius Powell, In the Mix Remix (ITMRM) was a touring performance piece created for PMLD audiences that was also suitable for SEN schools, day centres, libraries, theatres and arts centres.
The piece was a response to Level Centre’s desire to create and tour playful and interactive experiences for its learning disabled audience and wider community.
The sound and visual score was created by digital artist Darius Powell and sound designer Robin Newman of Snug Recordings.
In the Mix Remix:
- Two performance artists
- Audio-visual mix exploring colour, texture and sound featuring glowing spheres
- Approximately 15 – 20 minute performance, followed by an
interactive sensory play workshop
- Age suitability: 12 years and over
- Ideal audience size of five people plus parents/carers
- Can be repeated up to three times in a day
- Can be performed in a non-theatre space
In The Mix : Remix provided an environment where audience members could use sensory stimulation to make their own personal connections and meanings. These ranged from triggering memory and emotion to exploring connections between people, objects and sensory stimulation. As a sensory performance the audience experienced sound, strong colours and movement to enhance the senses. It was created for people with profound multiple disabilities as something memorable.
The touring piece was funded by Arts Council England strategic touring funding.
Meet the creative team
Performer: Daniel Longhurst
Daniel Longhurst is a Derby born dance artist, graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a focus on physicality, improvisation, and contact work at the core of his practice. Daniel works closely with inclusive theatre; for the last year he has worked in close knit with Hubbub Theatre Company – developing his practice as a facilitator for the learning disabled cohort.
“A golden opportunity has come up to be creative within In The Mix: Remix, I am thrilled to be back at LEVEL and to be bringing our work out on tour!”
Performer: Alyssa Lisle
Darius is a digital artist, workshop leader and producer with over 15 years professional experience creating work for exhibitions, theatre, museums, participatory arts and commercial sector. His expertise includes Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Projection Mapping and Interactive Installations. As an advocate for digital inclusion, Darius strives to find new ways technology can engage individuals in the co-creation of work.
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