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Call for Volunteers for Against the Current, taiko extravaganza!

Make Your Own Salmon & Join the Performance!

Sunday, August 2nd from 2 to 4:30pm
Orientation for the show: 4:30pm at behind the yellow fieldhouse near the Children’s Tent
Performance: 5:15pm – 6:15pm

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Against the Current, aka Fishstix, is a collaborative performance exploring the life and history of the salmon. Developed as a partnership between PSF and the Vancouver Taiko Society, this event features four local taiko groups: Chibi Taiko, Katari Taiko, Sansho Daiko and Sawagi Taiko, with special guests, Rosemary Georgeson, Tzo’Kam, Mayu Takasaki, and Leslie Komori, with narrative contributions by Hiromi Goto and Savannah Walling.

If you’d like to be part in the ‘salmon procession’ as part of the performance, please go to the Children’s Tent between 2 and 4 pm to make your own salmon, and then meet behind the yellow Fieldhouse right near the Children’s Tent at 4:30 pm. Look for the woman with the salmon hat and a megaphone! She will tell you exactly what to do during the performance which runs from 5:15 to 6:15 pm. For those able to commit for 2 hours, from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm and would like a bigger part in the show, please contact Kay at fishstixworkshop [at] gmail.com!

Make your own salmon and let’s dance to the drummers’ beat! Come join us!

Note: that the children’s part of the procession will take place near the beginning of the show so if you need to leave in the middle, it will be ok!

Project by Vancouver Taiko Society
In Partnership with Powell Street Festival Society, Carnegie Community Centre, Oppenheimer Park, and Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall. Funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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