The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events, and, true to its name, it pushes boundaries and art forms like no other showcase in the city.
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The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is one of Vancouver’s signature events, and, true to its name, it pushes boundaries and art forms like no other showcase in the city. From January 19 to February 7, the fest will serve up a multidisciplinary feast of shows that blur and mash up the lines between performance art, theatre, music, dance, film, and visual art.
This year’s lineup includes works from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Japan, Lebanon, and the United States, with 150 performances taking place around the city over 20 days. Aside from its mainstage programming, the event spans Club PuSh concerts and other performances at the Fox Cabaret, as well as the PuSh Film Series and the arts-industry-oriented PuSh Assembly.
Go here to see the full program schedule for all of 2016s PuSh International Performing Arts Festival shows.
Resurrected from the last show the group performed before coming out of a 10-year hiatus for this year's PuSh Fest, monumental sees dancers performing as human figures, mounted on pedestals. It's described as violent, beautiful, and cathartic.
Local comedian Mark Hughes is a book in the festival's production, and over the course of the next three weekends, he'll be sharing his story with eager ‘readers’ at the Vancouver Public Library's central branch.