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Midnight Moon at the Philharmonie Luxembourg

The Philharmonie in Luxembourg hosts our interactive piece for young people with profound learning difficulties and special needs

In June 2011 ETO was invited by the EME Fondation to perform The Midnight Moon at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. The Midnight Moon is our interactive piece for young people with profound learning difficulties and autism. 11 performances were presented to mixed groups and audiences over three days. ETO also presented its work in this field to a public conference at the Philharmonie on June 29th.

It was a particular pleasure to be performing in Luxembourg – and indeed in Luxembourgish – for enthusiastic audiences who are wholly new to our work. Singers Abigail Kelly and Greg Tassell were joined by Jonathan Kitchen (cello – who also arranged the music), Ruth Ross (trumpet), designer Ruth Paton, and lighting designer Barry Abbotts. The Midnight Moon explores the magical world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in delightful, multi-sensory ways. Participants see, hear, touch and smell an enchanted world, meet strange animals, and take part in magical transformations.

Some feedback from one of the groups who saw The Midnight Moon at the Philharmonie:

All the participants from our class, both pupils and staff members, were delighted by this marvellous show. We were fascinated by the successful mix of stimuli used to capture and maintain the pupils’ attention. The producers of the piece were, amongst other things, very knowledgeable on the issue of autism. Midnight Moon was truly a super ensemble of multi-sensory experiences, where the variation offered enough changes to remain interesting for each of our pupils and without falling into the trap of stereotypes (the diverse elements used lent themselves well to some specific pupils). We have noticed with pleasure that the actors went to a lot of trouble to use Luxembourgish words so as to be understood by as many of the audience as possible, through the medium of words. Super experience. Very, very, positive for our children and for us, the staff.

Singers Abigail Kelly and Greg Tassell are joined by Jonathan Kitchen (cello) and Ruth Ross (trumpet), designer Ruth Paton, and lighting designer Barry Abbotts.

Showing At

  1. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    29th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am
  2. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    30th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am
  3. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    1st Jul 2011 - 9:30 am
  1. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 29th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

  2. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 30th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

  3. Philharmonie Luxemburg — 1st Jul 2011 - 9:30 am

    1 Place de l'Europe, 1499 Luxemburg City

Showing At

  1. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    29th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am
  2. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    30th Jun 2011 - 9:30 am
  3. Philharmonie Luxemburg
    1st Jul 2011 - 9:30 am

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