Joyce Rosario named associate artistic director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

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      After seven seasons at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Joyce Rosario has been named associate artistic director.

      The role means she’ll work closely with new artistic and executive director Franco Boni, who has stepped in to replace previous leader and cofounder Norman Armour. 

      Some of her priorities at the boundary-breaking multidisciplinary event will be building collaborations with local artists and arts groups and forming partnerships with national and international players.

      Rosario first came on to PuSh as associate curator before becoming director of programming and then interim artistic director after Armour left. In 2018, Armour took a new role with the Australia Council for the Arts.

      Prior to PuSh, Rosario worked mainly in dance, serving as executive director of the New Works series, cofounding PushOFF in 2011, and heading up Made in BC—Dance on Tour from 2007-10. She’s a grad from UBC’s theatre production and design program.

      The next PuSh fest takes place from January 21 to February 9 at venues around town.