DIG 21 Engage: Creativity and Accessibility with Nathan Geering
Part of our engagement programme for Dance International Glasgow 2021
An online workshop delivered via Zoom from 7.15 - 8.45pm
FREE, book in advance (tickets via Eventbrite)
Multi-award winning accessibility innovator Nathan Geering, from Rationale Method, will deliver a workshop uncovering creative approaches to enhancing accessibility within your artistic practice for both disabled artists and audiences. This workshop is aimed at both artists and organisations and will equip you with practical tools necessary to make your work both accessible and engaging.
In this session we will explore different ways of enhancing accessibility through a variety of artistic approaches and theatrical techniques. I will share examples of Rationale Method’s groundbreaking work as well information about what other artists around the country are doing to push accessibility in exciting new directions. Nathan will also give examples of how artists and venues can take practical steps in enhancing accessibility and highlight the benefits and importance of considering right from a productions inception.
About Nathan Geering
Nathan specialises in accessibility innovation and strives to make work that heightens accessibility for both disabled and non disabled artists and audiences. He was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony which saw him bring together over 200 disabled and non disabled artists to perform in front of a live audience of 16,000 people.
His passion for innovating cutting edge technologies and accessibility within dance, theatre, music production and art has lead him to develop the multi-award winning Rationale Method of Audio Description which utilises the skills of beatboxers and poets to provide a richer soundscape for people with visual impairment.
Recent years has seen Nathan become a TEDx speaker, published author and multi-award winning film maker. He has featured on BBC television and worked with the likes of the National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, Wayne McGregor, British Council and Singapore Reoprtary Theatre.
Nathan is also part of the Sheffield Race Equality Commission and champions racial equality and diversity within the arts and beyond.
He continues to implement his work both nationally and internationally and strives to provide opportunities that make art accessible for all.