Relaxed Performance Information



Relaxed Performances ease typical theater requirements and welcome audience members to be comfortable and to move or vocalize freely, without judgment or inhibition.

You will be attending an evening of contemporary dance featuring seven dance works, each approximately 10 minutes long. The dances are created by nationally and internationally recognized choreographers and performed by Princeton University students. The program includes choreography that features tap, ballet, dance theater, West African/modern, and post-modern genres.

What to Expect at a Relaxed Performance

What to expect when attending the relaxed performance of Princeton Dance Festival:

  • House lights will remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
  • Details of the sound levels and information about any loud or startling sounds will be shared before the performance begins
  • No startling or strobe lighting
  • Freedom to talk, vocalize, and leave seats during the performance as needed
  • Space available throughout the theater and lobby for standing and movement
  • Necessary communication devices are permitted; prohibitions against phone use, photographing, or recording the performance remain
  • The dance works to be presented at the Princeton Dance Festival are suitable for all ages


At the Event

  • The theater lobby will open at 1:00 p.m. and the house/theater space will open at 1:30 p.m. and you are welcome to arrive early to locate your seats
  • The event will be approximately 90 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission about midway through the performance
  • We invite you to bring noise-canceling headphones, fidget/handheld manipulatives and stress sensory toys, sunglasses, ear plugs, and anything else you may need to ensure maximum comfort and safety. Some fidget and handheld manipulatives will be available to borrow
  • Volunteers with identifying t-shirts will be on hand to assist
  • Restrooms will accommodate all family members and/or caregivers regardless of gender
  • There will be two lounge areas provided for breaks throughout the performance
  • Clear signage will direct guests to all key locations
  • Concessions stand will be open throughout the event


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