The play was developed using the method of innovative bilingual theatre (IBT).
It is a approach to dramatic text in which each character is interpreted simultaneously by a deaf and sound artist, giving equal importance to sign and voice language.
Therefore, this way we invite the deaf and the listening audience to a show in which they will enjoy it equally without the need for translation – because the whole action is performed on the sign and voice of the Croatian language.
It is located on the border of two enemy States, but also on the border of Java and SNA – where they meet deaf and including, lovers and enemies, soldiers and civilians, women and men – the show “Guardians of Dreams” invites you to know your own and other’s boundaries and Answer the questions:
Is it possible to establish contact with another human being despite the constraints?
What does it really mean to be inclusive?
Can the deaf and Can enemies become lovers?
The performance is reflected within the international project ABbA Europe. Audience Blending by Arts), namely, “merging audiences through art” co-financed by Eacea Fund creative Europe – Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia (ABbA Europe 2017-1696-001-001).
Co-financed by the European Union programmes Creative Europe and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
More information about the play visit http://www.cekate.hr/?p=30802
Theatre «Tsvete» Presents:
An innovative bilingual performance
Based on the play «Kukunor and Uniku» by Eero Enqvist
Created in partnership with Theatre «MIME-ART»
Adapted and directed by: Vasil Spasov
Set designer – Boyana Bachvarova
Consultant: Maria Atanasova
Performed by: Rositsa Karadjova, Violina Vasileva-Aleksandrova, Nuri Yasharov and Todor Yankulov
Situated at the borderlands of two enemy countries, two soldiers will discover the Human on the other side of the fence. Despite all the external limitations – physical, psychological and emotional, the road to the Other is always worth travelling….
This innovative bilingual performance brings together on the same stage actors with and without hearing impairment, as well as an audience with and without hearing loss in the same hall. Each character is depicted by a pair of actors, who combine in a unique way two Bulgarian languages – spoken and sign.
The performance is created as part of the project “Sign & Sound Theatre Еurope”, co-financed by the European comission under the program Creative Europe. Other premiers of the same play are being prepared by our colleagues in Belgium, UK, Portugal and Croatia.
Our project officially started at a kick-off meeting in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2017.
This was the first opportunity for Art Directors from the consortium to meet with Eero Engqvist, the author of “Kukunor” – the play we will produce new versions of in the UK, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Project managers from all partners also met with Ivo Peeters, head of the consortium, to discuss how the project will go forward.
Thank you to Centar za Kulturu Trešnjevka for hosting the meeting!