Do You See What I Mean?

I am working for the PuSh Festival and really wish I could volunteer for this show. Since I cannot, you should! There is an info session tonight at the Roundhouse. Do it!
VOLUNTEER FOR 2013 PUSH FESTIVAL SHOW: DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN?
The PuSh Festival is looking for volunteers to help mount an incredible show by Lyon-based directors/choreographers Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon (Projet in situ) called Do You See What I Mean? to be presented as part of the 2013 Festival, January 25, 26, 27 and February 1, 2, 3. This show takes audience members on a 2.5 hour blindfolded tour of the city.  
They are looking for two types of volunteers:
1. VOLUNTEER GUIDES who would like to escort blindfolded audience members during the show
2. YALETOWN RESIDENTS who are willing to open their homes as a “stop” on the tour
1. VOLUNTEER GUIDES WANTED!
Would you like to discover Vancouver in a different way? Become a guide for a unique walk!
Offer your arm to a blindfolded audience member and guide them on a tour of downtown Vancouver.
In January, you will take part in two workshops with French choreographers Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon of Projet in situ to be introduced to guiding techniques and to (re-)discover downtown Vancouver.
During the PuSh Festival, you will be a guide for three afternoons (approx. 3 hrs each afternoon).
You may choose any three dates between January 25, 26, 27 and February 1, 2, 3.
This project is open to all adults on a volunteer basis. No prior artistic experience is needed.
We will hold regular information sessions to learn more about what your guiding experience will be. Attendance at a session is mandatory to be able register to volunteer for the project.
Info session dates & times:
Mondays, November 5, 19, December 3, 10 & 17 
6:30-8:00pm, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews).
Following the info session, people who are chosen to be Volunteer Guides will participate in two guiding preparation workshops:
1) ONE 4.5 hour Guide Workshop (1 out of 4 shifts listed below)
Saturday, January 5, 9am – 1:30pm
Saturday, January 5, 2pm – 6:30pm
Sunday, January 6, 9am – 1:30pm
Sunday, January 6,  2pm – 6:30
2) ONE  Site Exploration (1 out of 2 shifts listed below, lunch is provided)
Saturday, January 12, 10:45am – 3pm (lunch provided at 2pm)
Sunday, January 13, 10:45am – 3pm (lunch provided at 2pm)
Participate in the creation of Do You See What I Mean?
Contact Donna Soares or Ruthie Tabata
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2. YALETOWN RESIDENTS WANTED!
Do you live in Yaletown? Welcome the PuSh Festival into your home!
Introduce an audience member to your environment and your interests and share a moment of your daily life.
French choreographers Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon of Projet in situ invite you to take part in a unique meeting with a curious audience member who is (re-)discovering Vancouver blindfolded.
In January, you will meet with the artists to create your personalized visit.
During the PuSh Festival, audience members will be guided individually through downtown Vancouver and will visit you during three afternoons.
You may choose any three dates between January 25, 26, 27 and February 1, 2, 3.
This project is open to all adults on a volunteer basis. No prior artistic experience is needed.
Yaletown resident volunteers who are chosen to have their homes become a “stop” on the Do You See What I Mean?blindfolded tour, will have two preparation meetings with the artists of Projet in situ
1) Approximately 45 mins, at date & time of your convenience between December 28-30, 2012 or January 2-4, 2013
2) Approximately 1 hr, January 7-11, 2013, at your convenience– 
MORE INFO
Click here to visit the website for Projet in situ, the creators of in Do You See What I Mean?, watch a video about the project (in the “Creations” section)
Scroll to the end of this page http://pushfestival.ca/rsvp/dyswim-volunteers/ to watch a video about Montreal guides talking about what their experience is like.
Do You See What I Mean? was presented at the FTA Festival in Montreal, in 2010. Click here to read about it.
Contact:
Ruthie Tabata or Donna Soares
January 25 – 27, February 1 – 3, 2013

 

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