2020-08-14 to 2020-08-28
Aged between 18-99
Since its creation in 1994, La Compagnie des Nouveaux Disparus strives to give access to culture and - particularly theatre - to a socially disadvantaged public, less inclined to cultural activities. Democratisation of culture and promotion of diversity are the guiding principles of the companys activities. These are divided in three types of projects: theatre plays creation, TheEtres Nomades festival and Mimouna Festival. Every summer, the Brussels Park hosts more than 50 shows over 4 days for the Festival ThEEtres Nomades Festival. The fountain and surrounding area are transformed into a colourful nomad village made of marquees, caravans, berber tents, and open-air stages.The programme is diversified through various shows for children, a circus, street theatre, classical theatre, puppet shows, as well as creative workshops on the stage. More information (FR) on: www.theatresnomades.be or www.lesnouveauxdisparus.com
Volunteers will help on several aspects of the festival logistics, such as meals preparation for the entire team of the festival, assembling and dismantling of tents, building and putting up the decorations, stage-managing, transport and unloading of material, installation of the village of organisations, waste and composting toilet management, ... Volunteers will work with all people working on the festival (technicians, stage managers, facilitators, organizers, cooks...).Volunteers will also be integrated in the different teams during the festival (tickets, bar, catering, stage-managing, ...) which will take place from August 20th to August 23th 2020. Please be aware that heavy physical work will be asked to volunteers at setting up and dismantling.Volunteers will also have lighter tasks like meal preparation, waste management, ... during the festival.Depending of the programme schedule, volunteers may also have the possibility to actively take part in entertainment activities of the festival.
Accommodation and food:
Volunteers will sleep in caravans on the site of the festival. The living conditions are very rudimentary close to conditions of a scout camp. Volunteers will use dry toilet and a shower placed in the park. Please bring your sleeping bag and a camping mattress. Meals will be taken with the diverse teams of the festival and will be prepared by the volunteers together with the kitchen team of the festival. Lunch will consist on sandwiches and a warm meal will be prepared for dinner. Vegetarian and halal food will be available.
Location and leisure activities:
Brussels, the European capital, capital of Belgium, is populated by 1.2 million inhabitants. Very well connected to many other capitals of Europe, this city is a rich cultural center.
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To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
This workcamp requires strong physical efforts at some moments and an active participation and involvement of volunteers during 2 weeks, due to the deadlines set for the good progress of the festival. Volunteers are asked to prove a strong interest for the thematic of the festival. There will be only 3 free days during the workcamp: one day before, one day during and one day after the festival. On the last working day, it will be asked to volunteers to get up at dawn in order to help with loading and unloading of tents outside Brussels. Please bring good working shs and clothes which can get dirty as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather.If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it A project-related motivation letter is required.