PuSh Industry Series - Jan 29-Feb 5, 2023 - Presented with Talking Stick
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2022 Industry Series

Thank you for attending the 2022 Industry Series

In partnership with Talking Stick Festival and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs

Thank you for your interest in the PuSh Industry Series. This Series takes place each year during the final week of the Festival. We look forward to reconnecting with you in 2023!





The 2022 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Industry Series ran from February 2-6, 2022, and included panel and round table discussions, curated pitches, walks with local artists, artist talks and select studio showings. It highlighted touring from an Indigenous perspective, multilingual creation, experiments in concept touring, Indigenous performing arts protocols, and new curatorial perspectives. Most importantly, whether in person or online, it was an opportunity to expand our frames of reference, reflect on our practices,  and see some great shows.

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2022 Schedule & On-Demand Content

Hybrid Events

Indigenous Performing Arts Practices: Artistic Processes – What we Carry (With Us)
February 3, 10:00am-12:30pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Lindsay Lachance

Indigenous Performing Arts Presenting: Touring from an Indigenous Perspective
February 3, 2:15pm-4:45pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Dolina Wehipeihana

Indigenous Performing Arts Protocols: Modeling Right Relations
February 5, 1-3:00pm Round Table Discussion Facilitated by Mique’l Dangeli

Watch the panel discussions listed above on Talking Stick Festival‘s website.

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Watch Roundtable Discussions

Creative Process with Augmented Reality
February 4, 2-3:30 p.m. Artist Talk by Cease Wyss and Tracey Kim Bonneau

On-demand Podcasts

Multilingual Creation; Its Dramaturgy and Implications

  • Moderated by Pedro Chamale (rice & beans theatre), speakers include: Mayumi Yoshida, Johnny Wu, Howard Dai and Carmela Sison, Laurence Dauphinais and Nancy Saunders.

Process Production and Touring

  • Moderated by Ryan Tacata, speakers include: Milton Lim (Hong Kong Exile, culturecapital), Patrick Blenkarn (Guilty by Association, culturecapital), Lisa Marie DiLiberto (Theatre Direct), Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Nassim Soleimanpour (Nassim Soleimanpour Productions), and Maiko Yamamoto (Theatre Replacement).

New Curatorial Perspectives; Supporting Artistic Practice

  • Speakers include Martine Dennewald (Festival TransAmériques, Canada), Quito Tembe (International Contemporary Dance Platform KINANI, Mozambique), Erin Boberg  (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, USA), Daniel Blanga Gubbay (KUNSTENFESTIVALDESARTS, Belgium), and Fernando Zugno (Porto Alegre em Cena, Brazil). Moderated by Gabrielle Martin (PuSh Festival).

Creative Producing with Rob Thomson, Bek Berger, and Anthony Gray

  • Moderated by Gabrielle Martin (PuSh Festival), speakers include: Rob Thomson (Full Circle: First Nations Performance and the Talking Stick Festival), Bek Berger (New Theatre Institute of Latvia and International Festival of Contemporary Performance, Homo Novus), and Anthony Gray (Fuel Theatre).
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PuSh’s Pitch Session

Curated by Patti Shaughnessy and showcasing: Yolanda M Bonnell, Waawaate Fobister, Starr Muranko, Darla Contois, Caliegh Crow, Frances Koncan, and Olivia C. Davies.