FUSE x PuSh party at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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      This weekend’s FUSE x PuSh party at the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the usual cool cornucopia of artistic sights and sounds, this time with a generous dose of help from the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Among them is one of the hottest new interdisciplinary troupes in town.

      Hong Kong Exile, a group founded by recent SFU School for the Contemporary Arts grads Natalie Tin Yan Gan (dancer-choreographer), Milton Lim (director and performer), and Remy Siu (composer and video designer), is causing a buzz with its ultracontemporary take on the Asian-Canadian experience. And at FUSE, which happens Friday night (January 30), you can check out its clever Lang(Lang)guage (shown here), a multimedia, interactive installation-recital that explores the surge of piano playing, and piano-playing prodigies, in mainland China.

      That show plays again next Thursday night (February 5) at 7 p.m. at Club PuSh, the cutting-edge arts series at Performance Works on Granville Island; it’s followed, at 8 p.m., by Hong Kong Exile’s eatingthegame, a show we can only describe as a “keynote speech” by artist and entrepreneur Conor Wylie that explores foreign-property investment and jumps between East and West. Expect to hear more from these innovators.

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