Kids explore Autism and Asperger's Symdrome in Camerata Project
|This exciting project, a collaboration between Manchester Camerata and the Royal Exchange Theatre, ran weekly throughout the Autumn term '08, and provided an out-of-the-ordinary opportunity for young people aged 10-13 with High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome to take part in creative musical activities; something they would normally find it difficult to access due to their particular disability. The project gave these young people a safe environment in which to discover their artistic talents, and to develop friendships, some for the very first time.
Over the first few weeks the participants explored their emotional responses to many different colours, pieces of music and their own physicality.
|It was an exciting time of discussion as each individual assigned certain instruments with emotions, particular emotions to colours, and, before they knew it, had created mini personalities for an array of different instruments.|