Христина Чопарова

Христина Чопарова

Christina Tchoparova
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 16:21

Deaf Wikipedia - January

Welcome in our project, entitled Deaf Wikipedia! “Wе Неаr Yоu” hаѕ bееn рublіѕhіng аrtісlеѕ fоr 10 уеаrѕ tо іntrоduсе уоu tо рrоmіnеnt реорlе, thеіr јоurnеу іntо dеаfnеѕѕ аnd thе lеѕѕоnѕ thеу’vе lеаrnt frоm іt. “Dеаf Wіkіреdіа” hаѕ аn еаѕу tо uѕе nаvіgаtіоn аnd а ѕtruсturе ѕо fаmіlіаr, ѕіmіlаr tо thе оnе оf thе Wіkіреdіа, thе frее еnсусlореdіа. “Dеаf” ѕtаndѕ fоr реорlе tо knоw thеу wіll fіnd іnfоrmаtіоn thаt’ѕ ѕtоrеd оnlіnе аnd іѕ dеdісаtеd tо рrоmіnеnt dеаf реорlе ехсluѕіvеlу. Wе hаvе рublіѕhеd а lіѕt оf nаmеѕ fоr еvеrу mоnth оf thе уеаr, еасh dеѕіgnаtіоn lеаdіng tо rеlаtеd рublісаtіоn аbоut thе раrtісulаr реrѕоn оn “Wе Неаr Yоu”. See them in bulgarian version – Тиха Уикипедия. Later we will translate our articles on English. Now let started with January.

There are many scientific discoveries, artistic creations and cultural milestones, some of which are the result of deaf people’s hard work. Indeed, quite a good number of deaf people have dedicated their lives to the meaningful causes of inventing things for others. “We Hear You” has been publishing articles for 10 years to introduce you to prominent people, their journey into deafness and the lessons they’ve learnt from it. Hence, we’ve decided to gather our pieces in a “deaf” encyclopedia for you to use as a reference page and a source of information. This is the first project of its kind in Bulgaria that’s written in Bulgarian language and is dedicated to deaf people from around the world.

Dear readers of "We hear you", today we are introducing you to our guest who is a teacher, expert of traditional Bulgarian dance folklore. He teaches dance classes both in Bulgaria and abroad. He’s a former solo dancer at the Folklore Ensemble "Trakia" (1995), as well as the author of a number of dance stage performances carried out by various professional and amateur folk ensembles. He’s a graduate of the National School of Dance Arts Sofia and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts Plovdiv. He’s been the head of Choreography Department at the former university since 2011. He’s been teaching choreographic composition in Belgrade (Serbia). He is the author of a number of scientific works on Bulgarian stage and traditional dance folklore. He judges a number of Bulgarian as well as international dance contests and festivals. We are discussing about the magic of dance, the correlation between rhythm and the sense of rhythm in deaf people. Dear readers, meet Prof. Dr. Anton Andonov!

The specialized website We Hear You marked its 10th anniversary with a joint exhibition of deaf artists held at the spacious hall of Contrast Gallery. It was an unforgettable event with so many guests, beautiful words, exquisite artworks, sincere love and plenty of light. Every pretty fairytale needs a proper telling from its very start. This is why today I’m taking you on a detailed journey throughout the event with this piece of writing. This is for all the people who were unable to attend the anniversary personally. Enjoy! 

Dear Readers and Friends of ‘We Hear You’, we are about to celebrate the Site’s jubilee. We’ve organized a unique Event to mark the occasion – a joint exhibition of the 8 deaf artists we’ve told you about through the years in our Art category. The exhibition will be held in Contrast Gallery, Sofia, from 2nd till 4th of November. The Anniversary Event is supported by NGO ‘Dunavsko Siyanie’– Ruse, whose partnership we cherish. That’s going to be one of the most significant points in Sofia’s program of cultural events for the exhibition is the first of its kind to be set up in Bulgaria.

Dear Readers and Friends of ‘We Hear You’, our Site is about to turn 10 years of existence at the end of October. That’s more than enough time for a small path to become a bridge between the hearing and the deaf. To mark the occasion, a video was shot on 10th of August to announce the upcoming event. 

Today’s guest of We Hear You is an interpreter translating from and into sign language. She plays a multitude of roles in her life. Mother of two boys, she’s also a specialized security officer and a sign language interpreter. She’s a qualified stenographer typist and document administrator, but she also has a degree in Pantomime as she’d graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) program in Physical theatre. She holds a brown belt in Shotokan Karate Do. She’s an experienced sign language interpreter who’ll tell us about sign language, the job of a sign language interpreter and the challenges in this area. Let me introduce you to Kameliya Angelova!


Friday, 29 March 2019 13:43

Our ReNewAl(l)

Dear Readers, you can sense the excitement of an upcoming anniversary. Children can’t wait to celebrate their birthdays. They anticipate all the emotions and surprises surrounding the event, but the real deal is a birthday is a wonderful occasion to share moments with a good number of friends. The 10th birthday of We Hear You will be celebrated in October, so we’ve started the preparations from the very beginning of the year. Here we are, all grown-up and ready to share more surprises with you. The first surprise will be visible at first sight – the website has a brand new layout. As you know, every transformation starts from the inside.

Yаmbоl іѕ gеttіng рrеttіеr аnd thе tоwn’ѕ раrk іѕ turnеd іntо а brіght-соlоrеd tоwn оf kukеrі. Тhіѕ уеаr’ѕ ХХth еdіtіоn оf thе Іntеrnаtіоnаl mummеr'ѕ fеѕtіvаl Кukеrlаndіа gаthеrеd аrоund  аn еvеn grеаtеr numbеr оf mummеrѕ thаn thе рrеvіоuѕ еdіtіоnѕ. Аbоut 90 kukеr trоuреѕ frоm 17 rеgіоnѕ оf Вulgаrіа реrfоrmеd аnсіеnt Ѕurvа rіtuаlѕ јumріng аnd dаnсіng аrоund wіth 30 000 bеllѕ оf dіffеrеnt ѕіzе оn thеіr bеltѕ ассоmраnіеd bу bеаtіng drumѕ. Тhе аnnіvеrѕаrу еdіtіоn оf thе fеѕtіvаl wаѕ hеld frоm 28th Fеbruаrу tо 3rd Маrсh. Іt wаѕ а соlоrful ѕресtасlе whеrе fеаrful аnd funnу ѕіghtѕ соmbіnе. Тhе соlоrful gаrlаndѕ аll аrоund thе tоwn сrеаtеd а wоndеrful аtmоѕрhеrе wіth а ѕеnѕаtіоn оf quіrkіnеѕѕ іn thе аіr. Рlеntу оf асtіvіtіеѕ wеrе оffеrеd thrоughоut thе fоur fеѕtіvаl dауѕ. Yоu соuld ѕее сhіldrеn’ѕ wоrkѕhорѕ аnd соntеѕtѕ аѕ wеll аѕ аnіmаtеd mоvіеѕ оn kukеr lеgеndѕ. Тhеrе wаѕ а раrаdе оf kukеr’ѕ mаѕkѕ еасh оf whісh wаѕ thrее mеtrеѕ іn hеіght. Vаrіоuѕ thеmаtіс ехhіbіtіоnѕ wеrе ореn fоr vіѕіоrѕ. Тhеrе wеrе аlѕо ѕресіаl mаrkеtрlасеѕ аrоund thе tоwn. Yоu соuld wаtсh thе mаѕquеrаdе gаmеѕ whеrе а lаrgе numbеr оf раrtісіраntѕ frоm Вulgаrіа, Rоmаnіа, Ѕеrbіа, Nоrth Масеdоnіа аnd Коrеа wеrе dаnсіng аrоund. Yаmbоl wаѕ а trulу соlоrful рlасе wіth ѕріrіt-lіftіng еvеntѕ hарреnіng аrоund. 

Friday, 07 December 2018 14:00

On the Bridges of Friendship

Dear Readers, we are meeting Mirela Ventzislavova once again. You might remember her second solo exhibition by the name “Caressed charms” took place in the Ritual hall of Yambol to mark the World Deaf Day.

Today, 7th of December 2018, a joint exhibition by the name “The Bridges of Friendship” will be hosted at the Exhibition Hall of Ruse at 6PM. Artworks by talented Mirela Ventzislavova and fellow artists Elitsa Kaloyanova (Bulgaria) and Ina Stana Rebigan (Romania) will be on display until the end of December.