The world’s first large-scale ensemble for disabled professional musicians
In performances that put you front and centre on stage, prepare for a total immersion as you wander within environments of sights and sounds presented by The British Paraorchestra, conducted by Charles Hazlewood.
Experience Terry Riley’s iconic In C, as you stand or wander around musicians seated in a full-circle, and listen as the piece slowly unfolds and morphs creating an atmospheric sonic space.
The Nature of Why
In The Nature of Why theoretical physicist Richard Freyman’s search for meaning in the world around us is tailored into an immersive encounter featuring dancers moving to the music by Will Gregory. This performance also features string players from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
The British Paraorchestra
Co-commissioned by Colston Hall & Bristol Plays music
The Nature of Why
Conductor and Director
The British Paraorchestra & String players from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Produces by Paraorchestra.
First presented at Mayfest, Bristol, May 2018, in co-production with MAYK.
Participants are required to stand and move during the performance, hence are advised to wear comfortable clothes and shows.
As part of the relaxed performance for The Nature of Why, No Limits will be offering a special Touch Tour. Touch Tours are a way for you the audience to understand the production better. Lasting approximately 30 minutes, you will be brought onto the stage, where you will meet some of the actors, get to see and touch their costumes and the set in close up.
This is especially useful for blind or partially sighted theatre-goers to help enhance your theatre experience.
The Touch Tour is limited to 20 patrons holding tickets to the performances of The Nature of Why.
Please call 2777 1771 for enquiries and registration. First-come-first served
9:30am – 6:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
In English, Cantonese interpretation
Free admission. Registration required.
Date and Time:
13 Mar 2020 (Fri) 3:00-3:30pm, 6:30-7:00pm
14 Mar 2020 (Sat) 1:30-2:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm
15 Mar 2020 (Sun) 1:30-2:00pm
Venue: Backstage, Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Meeting Time: 15 minutes prior to the start time
Meeting Point: P/F Foyer, Sha Tin Town Hall