I Wonder, I Wonder… live music, movement and a feast of sensory engagement lead the children to discover and explore their own stories, dance, and creativity. The Wonder Project is a week-long residency in Ábalta Special School, where stories evolve, and performance can happen unexpectedly.
Artists Phillida Eves, Michael Chang, and Monica Muñoz bring their enthusiasm, expertise and experience to children and educators in special school settings, empowering the children and staff to explore their own creativity. Over five days, the artists build trust with the children and educators, tailoring creative participation to the needs, abilities, and interests of each individual and giving everyone a voice, verbal and non-verbal, in the creative process. Together, children and educators explore stories, ideas and movement with music, dance, and sensory elements, culminating in a sharing of ‘The Wonder Project’ with the whole school community.
Given the specialist nature and limited capacity of ‘The Wonder Project’, this event will take place in Ábalta Special School only and is not available to book.
Phillida Eves is a creative multi-sensory artist and educator who is passionate about engaging children and young people with additional needs through the arts. She devises, develops and creates high quality, immersive, interactive, multi-sensory theatre musical performances collaboratively with and for children with additional needs.
Michael Chang is a musician, composer, and performer based in Galway. He works regularly with Sensory Creative Educator Phillida Eves and Branar Téatar do Pháistí, having composed music, performed in several productions, and toured extensively around Ireland and Europe.
Monica Muñoz is a dancer, performance-maker and educator originally from Barcelona and based in Dublin since 2014. Monica is passionate about facilitating dance for all ages and abilities, from toddlers to elders and also professionals in education and community contexts.