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Audience feedback: Favourite moments of the 2010 PuSh Festival

April 13, 2010

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our PuSh Festival survey. We had a blast going through your responses, and wanted to share more favourite moments of the 2010 PuSh Festival as told by YOU… the audience!

“The crazy images rolling out one after the next in White Cabin. Suddenly things are on fire! A man in despair slicing through water balloons with a straight razor held against his neck… Milk poured down a woman’s bare back. Wine everywhere. Thinking ‘Who is going to clean up this mess?’ and realizing what a safe, sterile imagination I had for what was possible…”

“…that juicy moment [in Clark and I] when the stories collided into layers of possibly true endings, spoken and unspoken. I relish the not knowing and clever possibilities left for me to decide.”

“…the opening show at the new theatre at SFU Woodwards. The buzz and excitement of another PuSh experience was electric!”

“My favourite show was probably the screening of The Passion of Joan of Arc with the live orchestra. It was nice to experience movie watching in that way.”

“…wandering around the Roundhouse performance spaces during Sonic Genome and watching the faces of the audience members, the expressions of pure joy.”

“The big ‘secret dancer’ reveal in Poetics, the audience clap-along to Clapping Music, and William Yang’s China.”

Jerk was a powerful moment of seeing the relationship between audience and performer, and how that can be broken down by staging and content. Poetics was also a beautiful moment that showed the potential of real life to become more artistic.”

” … getting to talk to the DJ from The Show Must Go On while waiting to get into Jerk in the cramped lobby of VIVO. The stories he told about the different audiences’ reactions were fascinating. Plus he did a bit of an encore of his Private Dancer solo for us!”

“After watching Clark and I we stayed for the artist talk, and it gave a whole new perspective on the piece. As the creators talked about the process of making the production, and the twists and turns of what exactly they were going to do with the found photographs I developed a new feeling about the piece.”

“When so many audience members waved their cell phones in the dark during the performance of The Show Must Go On.”

“I went to see Nevermore on my birthday in late January, a long-awaited treat as a huge Catalyst Theatre fan… Lights up, music on- delight, confusion and awe ensued. The performers, the design, the movement, the music and voices coming together in such a delicious way… the whole experience left me gobsmacked and utterly astonished. And to the favourite moment… Afterward I sat in the car as the rain came down and actually had a quick little sob. Not because I was sad, but because my heart felt as if it had exploded. In a good way. Not a sticky gooey way.”