In a typical concert setting, what is socially acceptable behavior for audience members? Especially in JAZZ and CLASSICAL concert venue settings, we feel social pressure to know when to clap, and we feel the stress of trying to SIT STILL!! Not. even. so. much. as a throat clear is acceptable in some of these environments.
Why do we tolerate such social pressure? Because the music we are experiencing is SOOO GOOD! What if we were physically incapable of sitting still because of a sensory-integration disability? Should that deny us the right to experience good music? What if we were denied access to the fine arts on the basis of social pretense, yet *WE* were the ones capable of advancing musical creativity into the future?
Here is a short clip of last concert. The young fellow dancing….it would be very impossible for him to sit still in a typical jazz concert. But look see, see how much he is enjoying this music!! We are also very confident that he is capable of advancing music into the future.
If you are in the Baltimore/Annapolis/DC area, join us this Saturday, Aug.13th, at 6:30pm, for our next Sensory-Friendly Concert. If you are “translocal”, help us to spread awareness by sharing our posts!
~!! Go Neurodiversity Go !!~.
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