“Audience Blending by Arts” (ABBA) is a European project which aims to explore new ways of producing inclusive arts, for inclusive audiences. The ENCC has been a partner of the project since 2017.
Read more about the ABBA project
Through the creation of Sign and Sound Theatre, the project partners worked on making both audiences and performers more diverse and inclusive, through bilingual theatre targeted at mixed deaf and hearing audiences. This is the final conference of the project.
After two years and 5 performances of the bilingual theatre play “Kukonor” in 5 countries, the project partners will share this experiment with all those interested in the artistic field and this unique theatre method.
With representatives from the European institutions working in the field of arts, culture and disability the conference will open with a policy debate on arts and inclusion. The ABBA project partners will then present the results of the project and discuss with all participants how this bilingual theatre method can be further developed.
Is innovative bilingual theatre a method to combine audiences? How can we spread this theatre technique throughout Europe and European festivals?
Join us on October 4th 2019 as we share ideas and experiences and answer these questions.
Who should attend? Cultural managers, theatre professionals, policy makers and anyone interested in ways to adapt IBT (innovative blind theatre) for different needs and audiences (such as blind people or people with learning difficulties).
Practical details: The meeting is from 9:30 to 17: 30 at the European Economic and Social Committee 99-101 rue Belliard Brussels. The meeting will be followed by a networking dinner. Entrance is free on registration.