Relaxed Performance


January 24, 2024

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What is a relaxed performance?

A relaxed performance is designed for audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed environment including those with sensory concerns, autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, dementia or anyone for whom the regular live performance experience can be challenging. Anyone is welcome to purchase tickets to these performances.

What is a relaxed environment?

The main goal of a relaxed performance is to “relax” the theatre experience through small changes to the audience expectations, environment and production.

  • Expectations of complete silence and complete stillness in the audience during the performance will be relaxed to accommodate people for whom this is not realistic.
  • Patrons are welcome to come and go from the performance.
  • A “chill zone” will be set up in a designated space for patrons to use
  • House lighting in the auditorium will not be lowered to complete darkness during the production.
  • Performance aspects such as abrupt lighting, sounds, or effects may be limited or removed.

DJD is also offering a relaxed performance for our production Party Time on May 2, 2024 at 7:30p.m. – click here for more information.

Thank you to Inside Out Theatre for making these performances possible through their Good Host Program.

Parking at DJD

The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).

Please note:  There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.

Additional parking

Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.

We are excited to be part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo!

Olio means a stew, or a collection of things— in this case it’s a new performance created by five choreographers: company dancers Catherine Hayward, Sabrina Naz Comanescu and Kaja Irwin; DJD alumnus, Deanne Walsh; and DJD artistic director Kimberley Cooper. Music is played live by a jazz trio led by Jonathan McCaslin (composer/drummer) with Jon Wielebnowski (bass) and Chris Tauchner (piano/keyboards).

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