Month: November 2021

Sensory Guide for George Balanchine’s Nutcracker

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A digital sign for PNB's Nutcracker with dancers in the background and a red seal

The Nutcracker is a Holiday favorite, one I used to take my children when they were younger to get them all excited for the Christmas Holidays.  Like so many other kids, mine had difficulty with the loud sounds -from the gunshots during the battle, to the cymbal crashes and high-pitched flutes.  I used to preview…



Sensory Rating Cards

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Photo of a pavilion with a suspended digital cube with an earth image

Sensory Rating Cards are a wonderful brief look at the Sensory aspects of an environment. Our Neurodiverse team at Sensory Access goes through an environment and audits the sensory impact of visual, auditory, olfactory, temperature, proprioceptive and tactile experiences.  This is always done in-person and often further reviewed via video by additional team members so…



Pacific Northwest Ballet Rep2: Beyond Ballet

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Two male dancers dressed in white slowly moving into the splits

  Everyone deserves to access live events – the magic of live theater or dance is a moving experience we should all be able to access. Dance is often overlooked as a sensory concern, but like any stage production, there are often acoustic and lighting impacts on those with sensory processing disabilities. This week we…



What the Pandemic should teach us about accessibility

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a photo of the audeince at a Twenty One Pilots show in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena

  I have been blessed in the last week to see live performances across three different cities and states. From a concert in an arena of 25,000 people in Columbus, Ohio, to an intimate club show in Atlanta, Georgia to beautiful ballet in Seattle, the words I heard echoed at each show was “Oh how…