ImPArt Workshop

ImPArt Workshop

On September 27th and 28th a two-day workshop of the European project ImPArt “Performing Arts Redesigned for an Immediate Accessibility” took place in Larissa, under the coordination of SMouTh and the support of the Mayoralty of Culture and Science of the Municipality of Larissa.

20 artists with or without disabilities from allover Greece gathered in Mill of Pappas to take part in workshops conducted by trainers-members of the Un-Label international performing arts company (Wagner Moreira, Costas Lamproulis, Filippos Zoukas) and by members of Greek companies related to Art and Disability (Anna Vekiari, Natasa Gatsiou and Stavros Zafiris/Exis Dance Company, Vasilis Ikonomou/ THE.AM.A Company and Elli Merkouri/ Deaf Theatre Company “Trela Chromata”).

Through the workshops, the participants researched and experimented on the ways of approaching and designing of immediate accessibility performances, that can be perceived by any kind of audience, including people with vision or hearing impairments and movement disabilities, without the need for intermediation (subtitles, hearing description etc.)

During the two-day workshop, both the participants and the city’s audience, had the opportunity to watch two performances of this kind, the totally accessible “Blindfold The Night of the Hunt”/THE.AM.A Company and “The Triptych of  Evripides’ Troades”/”Trela Chromata” Company. In this performance, presented with the support of Thessaliko Theatre, took part on stage amateurs and participants in the workshop, who were taught the choral parts of the play, with the use of percussion and the sign language.

Selected artists from Larissa workshop, traveled the following days to Remscheid, Germany along with SMouTh’s and Un-Label’s Artistic Director, Costas Lamproulis, in order to continue their research ans start the designing of immediate accessibility performances together with their European partners.

The ImPArt project is a co-production of the international mixed abilities company Un-Label with SOMMERTHEATER PUSTEBLUME (Germany), SMouTh (Greece), ORIENTE OCCIDΕΝΤΕ Festival (Italy) και SMALL THEATER (Armenia), it involves more than 30 organizations  from allover Europe and is funded by Creative Europe EU program and AktionMench (Germany).