The Wonder Project is an interactive, sensory experience for children with additional needs. Live music, movement and a feast of sensory engagement lead the children to discover and explore their own stories, dance, and creativity.
Created by artist Phillida Eves in collaboration with composer/musician Michael Chang and choreographer/dancer Monica Muñoz, the Wonder Project is a week-long residency in a special school where the children are co-creators of the experience.
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. The residency inspires staff and teachers to discover new ways to engage children in their classrooms.
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.
The first residency was commissioned by Baboró and took place during our 2021 festival in Ábalta Special School. Phillida continues to bring The Wonder Project to special schools and groups around Ireland.
For enquiries contact Producer Elaine Donovan at Elaine@peagreenboat.org.
Created by artist Phillida Eves in collaboration with composer/musician Michael Chang and choreographer/dancer Monica Muñoz. ‘The Wonder Project’ is produced by Elaine Donovan and stage managed by Karina Nachbar.
About Phillida Eves
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.
Funded and Supported by
‘The Wonder Project’ is funded by the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal, The Arts Council of Ireland and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Learn more about the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal grant here.