Here are our latest (exciting!) developments in terms of live performance accessibility.
We have been working very hard with the exceptional team of the NTGent in Belgium in order to offer our very first globally accessible performance.
On March 4th and 5th, audience members with and without visual or hearing impairments will have the opportunity to attend a performance of “Compassie”, a play directed by Milo Rau. They will all be able to understand the play by choosing the medium that best fits their needs from the following list :
· pre-recorded audio description
· pre-recorded sign language videos
· surtitles in foreign languages
· closed captions in French for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Through our innovation, we are now able to offer all these services simultaneously! Based on this pilot project, we will continue to develop the concept so that each performance can be accessible to a maximum number of spectators, beyond language barriers and disabilities, without increasing the cost of operating the surtitles.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or if you are interested in working on a similar project in your own venue !
In partnership with the Théâtre Édouard VII and La Fondation pour l’Audition, we are currently providing smartglasses at no cost for audience members with hearing impairments who attends a performance of “Frou-frou les Bains”. We simply ask for the users’ feedback afterward in order to carry out a report on audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired.
All you need to do is purchase a ticket for the show “Frou-frou les Bains”. After choosing your seat, you will be able to select the number of smartglasses you will need.
The smartglasses can be programmed to display surtitles in French, English and closed captions in French only.
Come see us next Wednesday and Thursday at our next tradeshow #BIS (Biennales Internationales du Spectacle) on booth 92 in Nantes. Don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com to book an appointment with us during the event.
We will give demonstrations of our amazing leading products :
« Supertitles out of the Box » : an all-in-one flight case containing all the necessary LED equipment for touring and occasional use in your own venue
« Glasses out of the Box » : our surtitling smartglasses offering for each spectator multilingual subtitling or closed captioning for the hearing impaired
Spectitular : a professional software solution designed by our surtitle experts who understand the specific workflow and requirements of a surtitle project
You will also find us at the Audiens’ booth: “Living and working together in the culture sector” together with other partners who strive for accessibility. Our surtitling smartglasses are just one of the many innovative solutions we have developed to widen audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Panthea was very proud to take part in the “Ensemble pour mieux entendre (Hear better together)” event, organised by Bucodes SurdiFrance and the ARDDS Île de France. We were invited to present the surtitling solutions we developed to widen audience accessibility for the deaf and hearing impaired, notably our surtitling smartglasses! Contact us if you want to know more about what we can do and let’s work together to make the performing arts accessible for everyone!
Panthea has produced the surtitles for the latest theater production being played at Theater Discounter in Berlin. Head to Theater Discounter if you wish to see our work on the Kitty Hawk play. The play is in German with German and English surtitles.
The Opera Europa Conference is a biannual event that gathers all the major opera venues across Europe to exchange on latest developments in the opera world. Panthea is pleased to be presenting on its innovative surtitling solutions at the conference, taking place at Opera Bastille.
Under the auspices of the German and French Ministries of Economics, this prestigious prize is awarded every two years, distinguishing companies that have carried out exemplary projects of cooperation between the two countries.
Panthea’s AR smartglasses at the Festival d’Avignon
Panthea is the official partner of the Theatre Festival d’Avignon 2017 for the multilingual surtitling of four shows using our smartglasses, tested by over 200 spectators. Check out this detailed review published by the French daily newspaper “Le Monde”