12PM. This two-and-a-half hour blindfolded tour of the streets, storefronts and secret spaces of our city offers participants a deeply transformative experience of the everyday.
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Urban Crawl, Sponsored by Terra Breads
January 25-27 + February 1-3, 2013
Departures every 15 minutes starting at 12PM, with the last departure at 4:45PM.
Starting Point: Access Gallery, 222 East Georgia Street
Do You See What I Mean? invites you—the spectator—to experience Vancouver in a radically new fashion, turning the routine of daily life into an extraordinary journey of heightened senses and transformed perceptions. Created by Lyon-based choreographers Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon, this captivating piece of one-on-one theatre is a 2½ hour blindfolded tour into the streets, storefronts and secret spaces of our city. Do You See What I Mean? is a deeply transformative work wherein spectators’ everyday worldview is radically re-positioned in an emotional and interpersonal manner.
>>The idea is simple yet brilliant and it allows you to encounter the city differently: to listen, to feel, to love it again. What is the world like without our vision? The project by Chaput/Chazallon prefers to pose questions rather than offer neat answers. It’s better like that<< Les Inrockuptibles
Projet in situ examines the intimate and collective memories of the body, questioning our connection to the environment, to others, and to ourselves. Following critically acclaimed productions in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Montreal and Geneva, artists Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon have been visiting Vancouver over the past two years through a number of creative residencies that have allowed them to construct a Vancouver-specific production of Do You See What I Mean?
Please note: This is a one-on-one performance that has audience members blindfolded for the entire duration of the piece, accompanied by a trained guide. Ages 18+ only, must be comfortable walking at a leisurely pace for 2.5 hours, with some stairs. Reservations are individual appointments with guides; latecomers will not be admitted. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate shoes and clothing. Do not bring bags or helmets. Transit is the best way to arrive for this performance, as the undisclosed ending point (near a popular transit hub) will be approximately 2km away from Access Gallery.
Tickets: Advance $31-37 | Door $33-39
pushfestival.ca | 604.605.8284 ex 210
Please note that online ticket sales for Do You See What I Mean are now closed. If you would like to have your name added to a waiting list, please email Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 604.605.8284 ex 210.
Eligible for PuSh Pass access. Advance purchase recommended due to extremely limited audience capacity. Online ticket sales end at noon the day before the scheduled performance.
A performance created by Projet in situ
Choreographers Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon
With Delia Brett, Alex Ferguson, Alana Gerecke, Ziyian Kwan, Cindy Mochizuki Mirae Rosner
Local Coordinators Donna Soares and Ruthie Sumiko Tabata
Producers Caleb Johnston
French Producer extrapole
Duration: 2h 30m
Supported the British Columbia Arts Council, the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, Institut français, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Access Gallery and CNIB (the Canadian National Institute for the Blind).