Today, December 3, is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, dedicated by the United Nations.
We want to take a moment today to express our gratitude for the partnerships with numerous community organizations that help the Tennessee Performing Arts Center ensure our programs and performances are accessible to student groups and members of the general public with special needs. For a full list of the services that TPAC provides to patrons, visit us at TPAC.org/Facilities.
Among TPAC’s valued community partners are the Middle Tennessee Council of the Blind, Hearing Loss Association of America Nashville Chapter, Very Special Arts (VSA) Tennessee, and the Mayor of Nashville’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities.
As an example of these efforts, staff from TPAC and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center met recently to advance sensory-friendly performances of Bleu! for young people with an autism spectrum disorder and their families. Featured on TPAC Education’s “Season for Young People” in April 2015, Bleu! is an immersive and interactive exploration piece in which a blend of music, dance, and stunning special effects allow artists and children to create colorful images amidst a dynamic marine world. For more on Bleu!, watch the video below: