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Parade of Lost Souls Looking For Volunteers For This Iconic Event Happening November 2nd

17 Oct

ParadeOfLostSouls2019If you live in East Van, we assume you must be familiar with this iconic East Van event celebrating The Day Of The Dead.  The Parade of Lost Souls is a favourite event. This an event by the people for the people. It is a grass-roots festival planned, organized and performed by, and for, the community which draws large crowds. With some creative direction from the folks at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, The Parade of Lost Souls encompasses dance, art, music, installations, acting and much more.

This year the event happens Saturday, November 2nd with a Marine Theme. Think water. Hold your breath, float and glide on the waves of the water.

In order to put on a production of this magnitude, it requires a large number of volunteers.  The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is on the hunt for volunteers. If you wish to see all they are looking for, check out this Call For Volunteers. Below we have set out some what they hope to see for this year’s event. But if you have a talent not listed you wish to share that fits with their theme, drop them a note, they’d love to hear from you. Contact is Kat Single-Dain by email at katsingledain@gmail.com:

  1. Performers: Clown/Busker
  2. Social Media Savvy Publicist
  3. Umbrella Jelly Fish Lead Artist
  4. Runner For The Day of The Parade
  5. Installation Crew
  6. Set Decoration Crew
  7. Makers/Builders
  8. Costume Designer
  9. Parade Ambassadors
  10. Information Booth Attendants
  11. Stage Assistants/Ushers
  12. Hospitality Crew

Want to know more, visit the Parade Of Lost Souls and, of course, mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2nd.

The Parade Of Lost Souls Is Looking For Talent & Volunteers!

26 Sep

ParadeofLostSouls2018ADo you know about this iconic East Van event celebrating The Day Of The Dead? The Parade of Lost Souls is undoubtedly one of our favourite events? Why you might ask. This is an event BY the people FOR the people. It is a grass-roots festival planned, organized and performed by, and for, the community which draws large crowds. With some creative direction from the folks at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, The Parade of Lost Souls encompasses dance, art, music, installations, acting and much more.  This year the event happens Saturday, October 27th  with the theme of Magic & Realism.  This is where YOU come in.  The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is looking for volunteers to make this another spectacular event.   Below we have set out some what they hope to see for this year’s event. But if you have a talent not listed you wish to share, drop them a note, they’d love to hear from you. Contact is Kat Single-Dain by email at katsingledain@gmail.com.

Keeping the theme of MAGIC, here’s what they are looking for:

1. Performers who have anything that they can do repeatedly as the parades go by them. Can you do a 2 minute performance piece? Or maybe an interactive character?

2. Performers/Clowns/Community Members who would like to be Parade Ambassadors, taking donations from the public. You will be expected to dress up In a costume and take a workshop on best practices when interacting with public.  Seriously, bring in the clowns!  They are looking for 20 this year.

3. DJs for a Hidden Dance Party along the parade route.

4. Roving characters – This is limited only by our imagination.

5. Volunteers to help load in, and set up set decorations.

6. A videographer to produce a short teaser video from this year’s parade (must have equipment and editing skills).

7. Can you tell fortunes? Do you read tarot cards? Do you do magic tricks? Are you a maker? Can you create a cool installation? Have an idea? Drop them a note.

NOW on the other hand if LOVE to dance, TAKE NOTE. There are 2 Flash Mobs planned this year.  The Thriller Flashmob and The Time Warp Flash Mob.  Each has their own Facebook Page and we’ve included links for each one. Should you dare, remember you will need to dress the part for whichever flash mob you wish to participate in.  Want to know more, check out Parade Of Lost Souls.

In Anticipation Of The Parade of Lost Souls Coming October 31st

16 Oct

DayoftheDeadDollsThe Parade of Lost Souls is coming on October 31st. This is a community-driven parade inspired by Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). This is ultimately one of our favourite events in East Van. The parade has travelled around various parts of East Vancouver featuring performance art, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. The Britannia Community Centre is a big part of the creative process for this event and is featuring some great workshops leading up to the big event.  We have set a few of the upcoming workshops below, but we invite you to check out Britannia Community Centre’s website which has a full listing of workshops leading up to the parade and how you can participate.  Whether you play an instrument and want to participate in the Carnival Band or make costumes/masks or be part of a Thriller Flashmob, there are lots of options to be part of the Parade of Lost Souls.

Thriller Flashmob – October 17, 20, 24 & 27

Back again by popular a Thriller Flashmob workshop will be hosted by Kat Single-Dain. You will learn the original choreography of Michael Jackson’s record breaking hit Thriller. You are asked to come to at least two of these rehearsals times set out below, but if you can make it to all of them, even better.  This workshop is by donation minimum $5-10 suggested.

Saturday October 17 & 24, 12-2pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre
Tuesday October 20 & 27, 7-9pm, Auditorium, Britannia Community Centre

The Ghost Caravan – Kids Theatre Show – October 18 & 25

You are invited to “imagine two ghostly figures riding two white bicycles. Behind them, like a horse drawn carriage is a magnificent portable theatre. Costumed characters emerge, played by local children and the lucky passersby are treated to short magical, musical stories and vignettes!”   On October 25th, Chris Ross, writer and director with Project Limelight, will lead a theatre workshop which will work towards a group performance at the Parade of Lost Souls.

Sunday October 18 & 25, 2-4pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre

Parade of Lost Souls – Carnival Band – October 19 & 26

You are invited to join the Carnival Band for one big night during the Parade of Lost Souls. You are asked to dust off that flute from Grade 9 or come and learn the tuba. Why not?  If you are musically inclined, come on out and practice with the Carnival Band and be part of the big night.   Drop in rehearsals will be happing on:

Monday October 19 & 26, 7-9pm, AML, Britannia Community Centre

The Sounders Costume Making – October 22 & 29

Nayana Filekov will be hosting a costume & mask making and performance workshop on October 22nd and 29th. The Sounders are other worldly masked creatures that create beautiful music together. This workshop is equal parts visual art and sound.  This is a two part workshop in which participants will make wonderful take home masks made out of paper-mache. If you wish, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a group performance at this year’s Parade of Lost Souls.  There is a suggestion donation of $5-10 for this workshop and pre-registration is encouraged for this workshop. Contact the Britannia Community Centre directly to register.

Thursday October 22 & 29, 7-9pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre

Again, these are just a few of the workshops taking place over the next couple of weeks prior to the big parade on October 31st. A full listing of workshops can be found at Britannia Community Centre. Whether you participate or just come and watch, we encourage you to check out this fun community driven event.

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