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15 августа 2017 года подписано сублицензионное соглашение о передаче к ГБУК г. Москвы “Государственный музей-культурный центр “Интеграция” имени Н.А.Островского ноу-хау, авторских разработок, товарных знаков и других интеллектуальных прав по организации и проведению бизнес-тренингов в темноте.

Тобиас Райзнер, директор ООО “Маркеткомпас”: “Такая реструктуризация бизнеса позволит создать единый сервис по организации различных мероприятий в темноте – будь то бизнес-тренинги, концерты, спектакли или другие активности. Единый сервис станет еще удобнее для клиентов – будет доступна более широкая линейка продуктов, появится возможность проводить бизнес-семинары в центре Москвы, сократится время отклика на запросы клиентов”.

При организации бизнес-тренингов в темноте будут продолжать использоваться лучшие международные практики и стандарты: все тренеры, работающие на семинарах – высококвалифицированные специалисты, прошедшие международную сертификацию проекта “Dialogue in the Dark”, методики и компоненты программ тренингов запатентованы и апробированы более чем в 30 странах мира.

Алексей Володин, директор ГМКЦ “Интеграция”: “Мы гарантируем исполнение всех обязательств, предоставление сервиса высшего уровня и работу в привычном режиме под брендом “Dialogue in the Dark”.



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Телефон: +7 (495) 609-00-01 E-mail: did@integratsia.com

Global AWARDS won by Dialogue in the Dark

Over the years Dialogue in the Dark has been recognized and awarded on various International forums. Dialogue in the Dark is one of the most successful social-franchisees in the World today.

Some of our achievements include:

2017 Mariano Gago Ecsite Sustainable Success Award

2012 ESSL Foundation

2011 Deutscher Gründerpreis

2009 Global Award Winner for Best Innovative & Out-of-comfort-zone event by YPO

2009 Dragon Award for the category “Business with Conscience”

2007 Outstanding Global Social Entrepreneur by Schwab Foundation

2006 Deutscher Unternehmer Preis-Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Club

2005 First “Ashoka Fellow” in Western Europe

2004 Best Practice in Universal Design

1998 Stevie Wonder Vision Award

DiD workshop in the jail

After running for almost 30 years, Dialogue in the Dark has been showcased in many different venues and for various audiences. But still, we have firsts – this time, to run a workshop in a jail. How did that happen?

We, at Dialogue in the Dark Monterrey, recently received an invitation from the state government. They requested a workshop in the dark for around 30 prisoners and asked us to build our black box inside the prison. As participants, they planned prisoners graduating from a 100-days drugs rehabilitation program inside the jail.

We accepted the challenge. However, some days before the workshop, the team and I were excited but also nervous. Prisons worldwide are never really peaceful places – but Mexican jails are especially dangerous spots. However, safety was not the only topic going through our minds. None of us had been in a prison before. None of us had ever worked with prisoners. A storm of prejudices and stereotypes clouded our minds.

Our job is to take our participants out of their comfort zone when they go into the dark and meet a blind person. But suddenly, we found ourselves being taken out of our own comfort zone with this kind of event. Our prejudices were trying to keep us “safe” in our comfort zone.

Currently, the city of Monterrey is going through a big social violence crisis. We – as society – are scared and hurt. Thus, our thoughts were reflecting our fears: Prisoners are bad persons, criminals, drug consumers, responsible for the violence in the city, indifferent to our workshops and social inclusion… and much more.

Fortunately, we are quite self-aware, so, the day before the event, we decided to stop the prejudice game. Not allowing yourself to get trapped by prejudices is what we usually teach our participants. So we decided to leave our fears at the entrance of the jail along with our mobile phones and wallets.

Our black box had been erected at the backyard of the jail. Our group of 4 blind facilitators was informed we would have to walk and cross the whole prison to get there. Imagine our surprise when, after 2 checkpoints, a small armored truck arrived and we were instructed to go in. It was the vehicle used to transport the prisoners. However, it was kind of a comfortable and we quickly rode to our workshop space.

By now, it was time to start the workshop – time to remember our values and stick to our philosophy. Our prejudices went out of the dark. It was time for us to remember that the dark is the platform where diverse people encounter. So, 4 teams of 9 participants each entered the darkness.

In summary? It was one of the best learnings and transformative experiences I have ever had. The prisoners, in contrast to our assumptions, were open and humble. They showed us their gratitude by saying we managed to inspire them to be better human beings. But actually, the same applied to us. We learned a lot from their hopefulness and endurance. I think it was the first workshop ever where I did not only shake all participants’ hands, but also received and gave lots of hugs.

Two marginalized groups – blind people and prisoners – encountered with no prejudices in the dark. Both groups found out they are transforming their reality every day to transform others around them – a truly bonding experience.

The workshop finished on a very emotional note when a prisoner spoke about labels. He said that even when he would be out of prison, he knows he would have to fight against the label that society will put on him.

I suddenly understood that these social labels often condemn people to marginalized lives. We as blind persons, are often labeled as unable, dependent or beggers. Prisoners are labeled as bad persons, maladjusted and criminals. The prejudice game hits everyone differently, but it hits. But this time, blind persons and prisoners got together to empower each other, and we rest assure that there are free persons who are more prisoners than those in jail, and sighted persons who can see less than the blind.

DiD wins the 2017 Ecsite Award

With almost 30 years of history, Dialogue in the Dark and its creator Andreas Heinecke have won – besides worldwide recognition – several international awards. And today we at DSE want to share our joy with you: On June 15th, our program Dialogue in the Dark was awarded the 2017 Mariano Gago Ecsite in the category of sustainable success.

With almost 30 years of history, Dialogue in the Dark and its creator Andreas Heinecke have won – besides worldwide recognition – several international awards. And today we at DSE want to share our joy with you: On June 15th, our program Dialogue in the Dark was awarded the 2017 Mariano Gago Ecsite in the category of sustainable success.

The European Network of Science Centres and Museums (Ecsite) gathers more than 350 organizations committed to inspire people with science and technology and enable dialogue between science and society. It was founded in 1989 by 23 organizations from the young European science centre scene and is very active until today.

Created in 2015, The Mariano Gago Ecsite awards encourage creative and impactful work within the informal science education sector. The award is named after José Mariano Gago (1948 – 2015), a key figure of European science engagement.

As mentioned, we won the sustainable success category. It highlights long-lasting impact as well as projects that embody the value of science engagement, that is visionary and socially relevant. DiD’s sustainable success can be easily verified looking at its history. Showcased for the first time in 1988 in Frankfurt, DiD has been with a constant worldwide presence in 188 cities, 44 countries, 5 continents, with 10 million visitors and 10,000 blind and partially sighted people employed.

Andreas Heinecke (DSE’s CEO) and Orna Cohen (DSE’ CCO) received the award in the city of Porto in Portugal. We would have wished all our partners and former partners to take part in this celebration. Sustainable success has been accumulated through the endurance, energy, and efforts of our all partners – from the first one to the most recent. Dreamers, social change makers, social entrepreneurs, museum and science centre personnel, business people and many others have believed in DiD and have trusted DSE to open a DiD hub in the five continents.

We thank you a lot, dear partners, and former partners, and we celebrate with you all. But we also shout out a big and impressive THANK YOU to all blind and partially sighted guides, all other staff and, last but not least, our visitors. This award was won thanks to your passion and commitment to grow together towards a more diverse and inclusive society.

Московское лето с музыкой (и в полной темноте!): цикл уникальных концертов в темноте пройдет в столице Этим летом в уникальных концертах в темноте ГМКЦ Интеграция и Dialogue in the Dark примут участие артисты Московского продюсерского центра.

Концерты в темноте – это культурный эксперимент проекта Люди ИН* на стыке обычного концерта и иммерсивной музыкальной истории, который меняет всё – восприятие зрителем музыки, окружающего мира, себя самого и людей (в том числе людей с инвалидностью). Концерты проходят в атмосфере абсолютной темноты, не существующей в природе, где до своих мест и обратно зрителей сопровождают незрячие гиды.
Каждому предстоит привыкнуть к отсутствию света и новым способам ориентации в пространстве, ощутить остроту собственного слуха и прочувствовать единение с невидимым источником звука. Этот чувственный эксперимент позволит зрителям “взглянуть” на мир незрячих людей по-новому.
На этих концертах нет сцены – есть только темнота и воображение каждого зрителя, которое начинает рисовать свои декорации, своих артистов, свою музыку… Все это обеспечивает полное погружение зрителя в музыку и становится “культурной авантюрой” для каждого выступающего артиста. Этим летом возможность принять участие в этом смелом эксперименте предоставлена артистам Моспродюсера.
Цикл уникальных концертов в темноте откроет 15 июня в 20:00 музыкальный проект МОРЕ** – столичные музыканты, выступающие в смешанном стиле spoken word, reggae, funk, soul, new folk, bossa nova. Зрители услышат искреннюю авторскую музыку и проникновенные стихи, которые наполняют день особым смыслом, дарят любовь и будят счастье внутри.
23 июня в 20:00, в Международный день балалайки, концерт в темноте сыграют музыканты из Оркестра КУШ***. Артисты исполняют новую русскую музыку на балалайке, гитаре, бас-гитаре, перкуссии и “рассказывают” музыкальные истории, наполненные множеством образов, переживаний и эмоций.
Концерт в темноте в стиле фолк-блюз и american roots сыграет музыкальное трио Folkline**** 29 июня в 20:00. Зрители услышат мировые блюз-хиты John Hurt, Blind Blake, Eric Clapton, Creedence и авторские музыкальные композиции. А какие инструменты, были использованы при их исполнении – загадка, которую предстоит разгадать каждому зрителю.
Все концерты проходят в ГМКЦ “Интеграция” на ул. Тверская д. 14.
Ольга Дроздова
* Концерты в темноте являются частью социокультурного проекта Люди IN, который меняет у его участников восприятие людей с инвалидностью с помощью необычных культурных экспериментов, бизнес-тренингов и просветительских программ. В процессе этих экспериментов люди с инвалидностью и люди без нее “меняются” ролями, полноценно погружаются в новый мир и лучше понимают другого человека.
Концерты в темноте проходят более 2 лет. За это время в темноте выступило более 10 музыкальных коллективов, а зрителями стали более 1000 человек.
Проект организован ГМКЦ “Интеграция”, компанией Dialogue in the Dark Moscow (международный франчайзинговый проект) при поддержке Департамента культуры г. Москвы.
** Творческий тандем МОРЕ был основан поэтом, музыкантом, путешественником и общественным деятелем Стасом Море. Позже к нему присоединились фолк-музыкант, духовик и перкуссионист Юрий Капля и исполнительница русского фольклора Настя Андреева.
*** Музыкальный проект Оркестръ КУШ создан квартетом музыкантов в 2011 году. Музыканты выступали на таких крупнейших музыкальных фестивалях, как Нашествие, Космофест, Холмовуд и Райские каникулы. В 2013 году музыканты записали дебютный диск на звукозаписывающей студии Игоря Матвиенко.
**** Трио Folkline возрождает стиль фолк-блюза в России. В состав группы входят двое талантливых гитаристов (обоих зовут Денис) и певец, музыкант-импровизатор Михаил.

5 Years Anniversary of Dialogue in the Dark Russia – special discount offer

Happy New Year 2017

“The philosophy of the senses” – a concert of Indian music in the dark

Date: 5th of March
16.00 – for women only! (Mantras to disclose female power)
19.00 – concert for all (the mantra of happiness, love, peace)

Где: ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow at the premises of «Center Integratia» 1st floor(ул. Лазо, д. 12 м. Перово).
Ticket price 850 Ruble, for regular visitors* – 750 Ruble.
order your tickes via telephone: 8-915-213-61-01.
or also available via online-booking at integratsia.com.

Moscow audience greets the arrival of spring start of the new season of concerts in the dark. The organizers of the socio-cultural project “LudiIn” (Center “Integratsia” and “Dialogue in the Dark”) will again give a concert of Indian music and vocals in Sanskrit “Philosophy of Feeling” on March 5th, which won the hearts of Muscovites in the past year.

The concert will feature ** mantra meditation. The concert “The philosophy of the senses” will be held in the new age, in which the mantras in Sanskrit execution gracefully combined with atmospheric modern music. The new concert program will present the vocal-instrumental group “MAYNA” ***.

The audience will hear live meditative music. Ethnic drums and flutes, Ocean drama and Tibetan bowls, piano and garmonika – these and other ethnic musical instruments will be heard in a specially equipped darkroom**** at location of Centre “Integratsia”. Blind guides will help to navigate inside the dark area.

To start of the new season the project organizers will present two completely new programs: one – especially for women in honor of the upcoming International Women’s Day, the other – for everyone. The first part of the program will be the opening mantra of female power, and the second part – the mantra of love, happiness and peace, which will have a positive impact on each and every audience.

Purchase tickets for this unique musical event and see you in the dark center of the Center “Integratsia”

* Spectators who have already attended one of the concerts in complete darkness at Center “Integratsia”.
** Mantra – meditative songs typical of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Performed in Sanskrit. It is believed that chanting of mantras has a beneficial effect on the human body, relax the body and mind, give a sense of happiness and peace. Therefore, they are often compared with prayers and religious songs.
*** MAYNA [mauna] – a Sanskrit word – silence.
**** Dark Room – we create an atmosphere of absolute darkness, which does not exist in nature – no matter how many persons will be located in this space, you cannot see anything, including yourself.

Official partner of this project — Dialogue in the Dark

Happy New Year

Happy New Year