As the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival hurtles into its third week, try to get out to Vancouver troupe MACHiNENOiSY’s Time Machine—a bold work that brings eight children on-stage with seven professional dancers.
The show is meant to contrast the kids’ visceral, innocent creativity with the experience of the adults, but it also pushes into questioning definitions of virtuosity and skill. It’s made all the more atmospheric by visuals from sculptor and costume designer Natalie Purschwitz and sound from composer Chris Kelly. We’re sure you’ve never seen anything quite like it; prepare to have your inner child liberated. The show is at the Scotiabank Dance Centre from Wednesday to Saturday (February 4 to 7).