27 Dec Engaging Our Audiences
One of the best things we do at Turtle Dance Music, whether it’s very young children, teens or older adults is engaging our audiences. We want to redefine what it means to be “interactive”. We want our audience members to feel heard and appreciated. We want them to express themselves. We want our audience members to surprise us with what they are interested in.
We were doing karaoke the other night on Christmas. I was working with a room full of adults at a hospital in Long Island. They weren’t with their families. I wanted to put on a fun show. One woman in the audience says, “Could I sing Queen’s We Are The Champions?” And I said “Absolutely!” I threw on the karaoke and everyone started singing the song .
We want our audience members to feel safe singing out loud. It can be embarrassing to sing in public. Singing makes us feel better. It connects us as a community. Music is a common language that we all share. And it’s fun. But in order for everyone to sing someone needs to be in the room to create an atmosphere filled with trust. Trust that people won’t be judged or laughed at. We want people to feel safe, to have fun and most importantly we want them to feel free to be themselves.