The British Council and National Arts Council present internationally acclaimed Bamboozle Theatre Company’s (UK) The Bamboozle Approach, exceptional approach to making theatre for children with autism and complex disabilities.
Since 2003, Bamboozle has worked with hundreds of families with children with special needs. Families, artists and educators are invited to attend the British Council's GREAT lecture at the Artground, a contemporary children's arts space at the Goodman Arts Centre. The Bamboozle Theatre Company is known throughout the UK for providing some of the country's most disabled children the opportunity to interact meaningfully with the world, and to confound expectations of what children with special needs can achieve.
How can parents with children with special needs find activities that suitably cater to their families, including brothers and sisters? How can quality artistic experiences engage those hardest to reach?
Including a demonstration of Bamboozle's techniques, Artistic Director Christopher Davies will share about his experience working with schools, families and artists in creating possibilities for children.
Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Please note: As part of British Council’s Inclusive Arts Programme, there will be a sign language interpreter at the GREAT Lecture for audience members with hearing impairments. If you require any specific assistance for the workshops, please do contact us: email@example.com
Time: 17.00 Registration
17.15 Water ritual demonstration
Venue: The Artground (90 Goodman Road #01-40 Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053)
Admission is free but pre-registration required.
Light reception will be provided immediately after the one hour lecture.
About Bamboozle Theatre Company
Bamboozle Theatre Company was founded in 1994 by Christopher Davies and Sue Pyecroft, since then we have been delivering magical, memorable, multi sensory experiences for children and young people with moderate to profound learning difficulties as well as those with emotional and behavioural difficulties. We have built a strong reputation for the quality and integrity of our work. The impact can be transformational; from helping an individual child with extremely challenging behaviour to stay in a room, work with others and contribute their own ideas to supporting whole families to connect and play together to effecting the attitudes and practice at a whole school level
About Christopher Davies (Artistic Director)
Christopher Davies is a director, writer and educator and co-founded Bamboozle Theatre Company in 1994. As Artistic Director, Christopher writes and directs the company’s touring shows, runs the acclaimed training programme, facilitates Bamboozle’s residencies for schools and families, produces resources for use in schools, and is developing Bamboozle’s “ways to engage students with Autism” programme
Christopher continually seeks ways in which we can improve our methods of communication with young people for whom making themselves understood is a daily and life-long challenge.
After 13 years teaching in primary schools, Christopher spent an inspiring year at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He then joined the Leicestershire Drama Advisory Service where he ran courses for teachers, worked in special schools and set up youth theatres for students with learning difficulties. He has tutored on Leicester University’s MA drama course, run INSET courses nationally and led training workshops for many organisations including The National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe. As a director, he has created work for the London and Edinburgh Fringe and toured internationally.
Bamboozle UK is also delivering a series of workshops targeted towards artists and educators interested in theatre-making for children with autism and complex disabilities. The programme runs from 19 to 21 September 2017. It aims to provide an international perspective of inclusive arts and relevant training that can spur the development of inclusive arts programmes involving children with disabilities. To apply for the free workshops, please visit http://www.britishcouncil.sg/inclusivearts to submit your applications before 19 August 2017.