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“Dialogue in Silence 2018”, Experimental Exhibition by Hearing-impaired Guides

  • Organization : Dialogue Japan Society
  • Section : None
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Interdisciplinary


Go beyond language and set yourself free!
Dialogue in Silence is a form of entertainment in which participants enjoy dialogues in total silence while overcoming language and cultural barriers.

Hearing-impaired guides, who are experts in non-verbal communication, lead you through the exhibition. Participants wear noise-cancelling headsets and enter a world of silence to discover the powers of concentration, observation, expression, and also feel a sense of liberation.

Participants learn how to communicate with each other not using sound or voice but by using body language and other means. Regardless of your native language, you can communicate with others more deeply than you can imagine.

Dialogue in Silence was held for the first time in Germany in 1998 and later in France, Israel, Mexico, Turkey, and China. More than one million people in the world have experienced Dialogue in Silence so far.


Dialogue Japan Society
Feel, talk, engage
The aim of this social enterprise is to rebuild a society in which people trust and help each other, through placing people in environments where they recognize mutual need and importance.
Dialogue Japan Society operates the “Dialog” program of concepts such as “Dialog in the Dark,” billed by organizers as social entertainment in darkness.

DIALOGUE IN SILENCE developed by: Orna Cohen, Andreas Heinecke (Dialogue Social Enterprise)
Producers: Kiyoe Shimura (Birth therapist / Executive Director, Dialogue Japan Society)
Shinsuke Shimura (CEO, Dialog in the Dark, Japan)


Dialogue Japan Society
The Park Rex Nihonbashi Bakurocho 3F, Nihonbashi Bakurocho 2-7-15, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0002
Tel: +81-(0)3-6231-1640
Fax: +81-(0)3-6231-1632
E-mail: silence@dialogue-japan.org


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