Clear View Arts will initially work in the South and South West of England, an area full of talented musicians and performers. Our aim is to include as much local talent as possible in our productions and outreach programmes, giving people the training ground to develop their skills. We are keen to involve local schools and a cross-section of the community in our work.
We will offer workshops for young people and seniors, introducing opera and musical comedy in a way that is accessible, as well as encouraging those who wish to learn to sing in our opera productions a chance to fulfill their ambition.
Music helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with dementia. Musical memories are often preserved in Alzheimer’s disease because key brain areas linked to musical memory is relatively undamaged by the disease.
Music can also alleviate loneliness, currently on the UK government’s agenda. Music can be a relaxing antidote to loneliness, sadness, depression, anger, boredom.
Selecting a right music is equally important for the antidote to work. Using professional musicians, theatre practitioners and singers to run our workshops, we hope to educate as well as stimulate, creating a space where people can meet and socialise through music, theatre and performance.