Relaxed Performance: Dan Zanes + Claudia EliazaOctober 19

NOTE: This performance is a relaxed performance.

Please use the code RELAX19 when purchasing online or via The Bushnell Box Office.

Dan Zanes - vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion

Claudia Eliaza - vocals, flute, trombone, percussion, guitar

Newlyweds Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party! A Family Roots Music Treasury, Concerts also include selections from their Kennedy Center commissioned folk opera, Night Train 57, which premiered in 2017.

During these highly interactive shows, the audience is invited to dance and sing along in what might be called a casual - and subversively educational - party atmosphere. The music is homespun, joyful, sophisticated, and artful. These performances appeal to audiences of all ages and the duo is well loved in school settings.

Claudia is also a board certified Music Therapist. Her background in this field has given the pair additional ways to find meaningful community connections and reach a more diverse audience.

For the past two years, Dan and Claudia have been advocating for increased accessibility in performing arts spaces through sensory friendly presentations. Also known as “relaxed” or “come as you are,” these performances create conditions that are comfortable for audience members with a wide range of needs.

Relaxed Performance Info

This performance is a relaxed performance.

Please use the code RELAX19 when purchasing online or via The Bushnell Box Office.

About Relaxed Programming: Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production are made and accommodations for these performances will include:

  • Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
  • Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
  • Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
  • Designated quiet areas within the theater lobby spaces, staffed with autism specialists
  • Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
  • Limited crowds and visitors at The Bushnell during the day and timing of the performance; an
  • Bushnell staff and volunteers are trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.
1 hour 15 minutes
Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater

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