Students ceased to be mere spectators, and enjoyed a personal experience with all five senses. Together with their teachers, they toured the stage, interacting with the multitude of sound, visual, tactile and even olfactory effects that their Secondary 3 classmates had prepared for them.
Immersive theater is an innovative performance in the field of the performing arts, in which the spectator becomes an active focus within the show. Experimenting with the five senses, it involves the audience in a plot that leaves the usual stage space, to develop in larger areas, where mobility through space, as well as interaction with the environment, become key to experiencing the work.
The Secondary 3 music students did research on the cotidiáfonos, which are all objects in our daily life that act, at any given moment, as sonorous bodies capable of emitting rhythms or concrete melodies. Our students, based on a script of their own creation, made an analysis of the different soundscapes raised in the plot, and through the use of everyday instruments, they sounded the dramatization. In addition, they incorporated unconventional musical instruments, such as the ocean drum, the thunder tube, the rain stick, and the water whistle.
Immersive theater is not only a satisfying experience, but also a fantastic tool for early stimulation, which allows the motor and sensory development of the youngest children; it is linked to art therapy, increasingly en vogue in specialized centers.
Immersive theater is a modality that has emerged in the last two decades as an important movement in performance arts and is dominant today. At Yago, we are always at the forefront of education innovation in our classrooms!