Mowgli: Relaxed, Sensory-Friendly Performance
Experience the exciting jungle adventure of Roxey Ballet's Mowgli
Based on Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book
A young man raised by wolves and tempered by the dangers of the jungle, Mowgli struggles to find his way to a village populated by this own kind. Drawn from the stories of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, Mowgli sets virtuosic choreography by artistic director Mark Roxey against vivid sets that capture the wildness of the protagonist. An evocative score by Czech composer Milan Svoboda, meanwhile, mingles traditional orchestration with anthemic set pieces that draw on European pop music and Svoboda’s other callings as a jazz pianist, bandleader, and part-time wolf.
"Mowgli" is a family-friendly performance for children of all ages. The story itself teaches audience members that one should let go one's fears and move forward. Mark Roxey loves the end of the ballet when Mowgli conquers his fear and decides to leave the jungle and his friends behind for the village of man.
Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance of Mowgli for children and adults with ASD and other sensitivity issues or special needs. This performance is also perfect for families with young children seeking a more relaxes theater environment!
What makes it "sensory-friendly"?
A friendly, supportive environment for families with a loved one with special needs. Adaptations to the performance are slight, including:
- lower sound levels
- elimination of potentially startling special effects and lighting
- house lights on at about 50%
PLUS, at this performance we have:
- relaxed house rules -- you are free to get up, move around, and leave whenever you need to
- allowed use of iPads and other electronics for therapeutic uses
- volunteers scattered throughout the theater to assist and direct audience members as needed
- quiet areas and activity areas in the lobby for taking a break
- fidget objects and earplugs available
- trained staff, dancers, ushers, and volunteers
Resources such as pre-visit social stories and picture schedules are available on our website.