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An unusual concert was given for deaf athletes in Magnitogorsk


The office of Russian Deaf Society in Magnitogorsk has prepared an unusual concert program for participants of Winter Deaflympics.

On the stage of health resort “Yubileyny” where the participants of the Games are living during their stay in Magnitogorsk, actors of different genres were showing their performances.

The concert lasted around 40 minutes and consisted of 10 performances. Songs in sign languages, pantomimes and dances were prepared specially for deaf athletes from many countries of the world. «We liked the concert very much, mimics and faces of actors. Your culture differs very much from culture of my country; it was also very nice that the concert was made in international sign language. But we understand that these Deaflympics are held in Russia, – share their emotions athletes from Spain. – I liked an actor who was imitating robot and pantomimes. Thesewerethebestperformances». Athletes have also added that in Spain they usually watch theater performances and gesture singing.

The team of Italy liked the concert very much: «We think that such concerts could be interesting both for deaf people and people without hearing disorders».

Volunteers that were watching the concert together with the athletes were impressed by the performance of deaf actors. «When we were watching the Opening Ceremony in Khanty-Mansiysk, we were impressed by singing Russian anthem in sign language. Andnowwesawarealconcert! Actors are so lively and open-hearted. Some performances look more expressive than performances of actors with normal hearing», – said a volunteer Anna Dyachkova.

It is to be added that every day on 2 stages of alpine skiing center “Metallurg-Magnitogorsk” concert programs are held from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.. Organizers welcome everybody not only to support deaf athletes but to watch the cultural program of the international competitions.


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