Experience Collider is a gauntlet of shared obstacles; a performance of fantastic exchanges.

21 young people are on a journey together, moving through the Experience Collider. They all explore it differently. Some move suspended in the air, some in chairs or on wheeled platforms. Some sing, some sign, others carry lights and video cameras. They take turns playing the boss while others play the workers, but they all need to find a way through the Collider as a group. Always together.

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at a ground-breaking inclusive performance using dance, circus, theatre and video. Made with and by young West Australian artists, including young people with high support needs.


In the beginning:

In 2016 DADAA and CIrcusWA moved to the Old Boys School on Adelaide Street, Fremantle. Our first collaboration was the childrens’ holiday program. One of our sons was involved in these workshops and had enjoyed them immensely. He is ambulant and has autism. Our other son has cerebral palsy and higher physical support needs and I had wondered how we could adapt circus language to suit his needs. The Telethon opportunity presented itself and we discussed the possibility of connecting young people with high support needs with young circus performers. In developing the application, we knew we needed to engage a cross disciplinary team who could facilitate this artistic and social development. Sam Fox had worked with me on a number of dance and digital projects as artistic director and I knew he had the imagination and skill to direct the project. His team fell into place with a number of artists who had worked with DADAA including Nel Simpson from CircusWA and Laura Boynes (Mixed Reality Project, YOU KNOW WE BELONG TOGETHER, Digital Dialogues).

Simone Flavelle, Digital Producer, DADAA