Христина Чопарова

Христина Чопарова

Christina Tchoparova

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! 


Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:57

Support for We hear you

Dear Readers and Friends of „We Hear You”, for the entire time of its existence the site was made entirely by the voluntary work of the people who are its team. „We Hear You” is a non-commercial site and has been fully maintenanted for last 10 years with personal resources. The site develops and grows up, and with this also and the responsibilities for its technical support and the activities that it make.

Your financial assistance is necessary for us to keep working on „We Hear You” and providing you with the kind of contents you are used to seeing in here. Apart from supporting this media, your money will help us organize additional voluntary activities to aid people with hearing impairments.

In according this goal and Section V of the General Terms and Conditions of Use on the website, we’d like to inform you that „We Hear You” now has a Donation button.

You could fund us by donating as much money as you wish to. It only takes a click on the Donate. You may as well use the Donation button at the top of the website.

Our sincere gratitude goes to each and every one of you who’s decided to support us in our endeavours in favour of the causes we’ve mentioned on the Site!

We Hear You Team

 

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 18:17

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.

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.


Sunday, 04 November 2018 12:44

The Sign Language’s Ambassadors

Dear Readers, this year’s World Beauty Contest Miss & Mister Deaf Stars (MMDS) took place in Caserta, Italy, from 19th to 29th of October 2018. Foundation “Deaf Unlimited Bulgaria” was among the organizations hosting the prestigious event. Part of its activities involves preparing deaf Bulgarian models for International Beauty Contests and aiding them in their participation. The MMDS event got Bulgarian candidates Yummyugul Sally (Miss Deaf Bulgaria 2018) and Nikolay Korchev (Mister Deaf Bulgaria 2018) measure up their beauty and skills against fellow models from around the world. Both of them were raised in the families of hearing people. They also strongly advocate for the legal recognition of Bulgarian Sign Language. They are Ambassadors of the Sign Language in Caserta, Italy. They are convinced that participating in fashion shows is a wonderful way of introducing the unconventional beauty of the gesturing hands to the world.