We did it! Monologues combined with live music and recorded sound, wheelchair-based movement, theatrical lighting, and projections in a three-story atrium specifically designed for maximum wheelchair accessibility. Wheel Voices to the Max! was a great success in Vancouver theatre!
Here’s what our audience had to say:
- Exceptional and very moving!
- The dancing sequence was beautiful!
- Loved hearing all the stories.
- Loved everyone’s open heart and courage and confidence to share their stories. I loved the music and dance. This was very special and moving… I wanted the show to continue longer, it ended too quickly.
- It was enlightening.
- I enjoyed everything – The stories! The emotion, the dancing!
- The personal stories were amazing.
- Loved the diversity of performers and elements (music, theatre, dance storytelling). Heartfelt stories, great integration of humour, excellent choreography and good use of site specific space.
- The stories were funny, moving, and inspiring.
This multimedia theatrical presentation was created and performed by a team of emerging and professional artists with disabilities. The stories in Wheel Voices to the Max! were based on the lives of real people with disabilities and captured a wide variety of experiences.
Directed by James Sanders, an amazing production team was behind this site-specific community project, which took place in the atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre in May 2013.
We offer sincere thanks to everyone who supported this community project, from our participants to our audience members, from our magical team of designers, technicians, staff and crew to our fantastic volunteers, from our generous funders to our outstanding sponsors, and so many more.
Enjoy some of the great moments from the day, thanks to Peter Wing, by clicking on the images below!