May I Take Your Arm

FOLDA 2019

Date —

June 14, 2019

Time —

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location —

The Isabel – The Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room


If we walk together, does the way we “see” our neighbourhood change?

May I Take Your Arm emerged from audio recorded walks between blind performer Alex Bulmer and storytellers who provided sighted guide. The artists ‘takes us by the arm’ to walk, listen, and share stories of place in this tactile performance installation. May I Take Your Arm is about interdependence, relationships between people, our relationship to the St. James Town and Cabbagetown neighbourhoods in Toronto, and the land upon which these neighbourhoods are settled.

May I Take Your Arm is a live performance; however, audience are invited to interact with the installations/within the environment 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Producer: Red Dress Productions
Co-Creators: Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri, and Tristan R Whiston
Performer: Alex Bulmer
Sound Designer and Editor: Tristan R Whiston
Environment/Installations Designer and Maker: Anna Camilleri
Live Video Animation: Katie Yealland
Storytellers: Henry Campos, Trisha Lamie, Silvia Marques, Benton McKnight, Vikesh Mehta, Zahra Naqvi, Dwayne
Shaw, and Ronnie Thompson
Graphic Designer: Tariq Sami
Sound Consultant and Technician: Charles Ketchabaw