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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-377 “Dialogue in the silence and in the dark” – a new way to discover a different world (A different light)

Project sought, trained, and created a platform for cooperation and inclusion for deaf and blind artists. The objective of the project was to help young deaf and blind people who are interested in theatre to work together. A performance was create by a mixed cast of deaf and blind actors, focusing on promoting deaf and blind creativity. By integrating both sign and spoken languages, this performance attrackted large deaf, blind and hearing audiences including both professional and nonprofessional actors. Project partners introduced a new style of theatre to the deaf and blind people in the program region.

Performances created within the project has given  deaf and blind artists a creative and artistic home. They were be able to see their own lives and experiences reflected on stage.


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30 January 2023

Project’s “Dialogue in the silence and in the dark” film receives an international award

LLT-377In October, 2021, project LLI-377 “Dialogue in the silence and in the dark” ended with a main outcome – a film that showcased people with sight and hearing disability performing a theatre performance.

Originally the project was supposed to end with a theatre performance that would be showcased in Latia and Lithuania, however due to COVID-19 restrictions it was impossible to have large public gatherings including performances.  The project was changed, and a film of the performance was created.

The film has gained international recognition and even an award and nomination in international film festivals after the project ended. In September, 2022 film “Dialogue in the silence and in the dark” won an award in international AFA Anatolian Film award in category – Best short film on disability issue. This is a monthly festival with annual screenings in the different cities of Turkey. The winners are also automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN STAR AWARDS (The Best of The Best). They will be screen the Annual Live Screening Gala in the presence of juries, critics, film scholars, and eminent movie personalities from across the globe.

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The Latvian Society of the Blind, in cooperation with the Lithuanian Telšiai District Administration and the Drama Theater of Žemaitė has made a 50-minute long film where blind and deaf people participate and reflect their inner world and talents.

During the project, an opportunity was created for blind and deaf people to express themselves artistically- show inner essence, experiences and life stories. On one stage, several people from Latvia and Lithuania were brought together who were brave enough to show their inner world to public. The aim of the project was to promote cooperation between blind and deaf people who are interested in theatrical art in the Lithuanian-Latvian border regions and to create mutual cooperation and inclusion of actors in the surrounding society.

As a result of this project- a professional team has made a film that shows this performance. As an added value, there are interviews with project participants. Viewers will be able to get to know each of the project participants more personally and will be able to know more of the participant’s life story.

This film can be watched: (LT subtitles); (ENG subtitles); (LAT subtitles).

During the project, participants were provided with various master classes that would help them feel safer, more open and understand each other more on stage. Both professional and amateur actors were invited to the project to provide an opportunity for each of the participants to learn something new. Castings were conducted to select the most suitable project participants. In order to ensure a professional approach to the realization of the script, the director of the show, choreographer, costume designer, psychologist, sign language interpreter and other specialists worked with the participants in the project.

Last updated: 23.05.2024 15:28