Everyone has the right to enjoy the arts
Over recent years Oriente Occidente and the festival are committed to inclusive projects, where artists with disability create together unique shows, with a new aesthetic, promoting research into the rich aesthetic and artistic variety that diversity can offer audiences.
Not only that: both artists want to give an audience with different abilities the possibility to participate to the events.
Some events in our programming are made accessible to a deaf audience.
Thanks to an experiment that began in 2019, in collaboration with ENS - Ente Nazionale Sordi, some scheduled performances are accompanied by the possibility of using Subpacs, innovative audio-tactile instruments created for virtual reality experiences that are worn like backpacks and that vibrate to the rhythm of the music, allowing sound perception through touch.
The Subpacs are available to us thanks to the collaboration with Virtual Gaming Italia the first center in Italy for 3D experiences.
During the performances with the above mentioned technology, a sign-language translation team of ENS volunteers is available to welcome the deaf audience and explain the correct functioning of Subpac.
Starting in 2021, we have started a new experiment to make some shows accessible through audio-description for an audience of visual impaired people. For the same shows, programs will also be available in enlarged characters and in braille. The audio-descriptions and materials were created thanks to the collaboration of Associazione Fedora, Word Up and ABC Irifor del Trentino.
The audio-described shows are made accessible to an audience of visual impaired people also through a tactile tour, where people go before the beginning of the show. This is a behind-the-scenes and on-stage adventure during which people can touch sets, props and costumes of the shows.
Theatres offer reserved seating for people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users, independent access to the entrance foyer, to the stalls and toilets, and reserved parking nearby. Wheelchair accessible facilities and activities are reported on our promotional materials.