PuSh Profiles- Ruthie Tabata
December 21, 2012
PuSh Profiles is a series where you can get to know the names and faces of the people that make this festival so great.
* Tell us what you do for PuSh in one or two sentences – or a haiku.
Local (co-) coordinator for Do You See What I Mean?
* How long have you been involved with the PuSh Festival?
As a fan, audience member, producer, on the ground, behind the scenes…. since 2008.
* What is your favourite memory of PuSh?
I love the vibe and the shows at Club PuSh!
Karaoke at the closing party.
100% Vancouver dance scene.
* Which PuSh shows/ experiences have stayed with you?
100% Vancouver, Clark and I, Somewhere in Connecticut, 5 Days in March, The Show Must Go On, El pasado es un animal grotesco.
* What are you looking forward to at this year’s festival?
I have been so excited about Do You See What I Mean? coming to Vancouver. I like shows that are experiences, that engage community and the audience in a different way, don’t take place in a conventional setting, and I think it will really have a unique and lasting effect on all the participants. I’d even say life changing. The project is a huge undertaking, and something like this will never take place in Vancouver again.
* Outside of PuSh what do you like to do with your time?
Independent designer shopping, crafting, adventures, being silly.
* What does ‘crossing the line’ mean to you?
Going beyond what is the norm or expected. Outside of the box, our comfort zone.