Artists

  • PuSh

    MACHiNENOiSY is a dance company that transcends traditional notions of the art form. Artistic Directors Delia Brett and Daelik bring their shared interests in theatre, art and postmodernism to bear on all of their work, which has been presented throughout Canada as well as in Germany, Australia, Belgium, France, Greece and the US. The group performed their piece Time Machine at PuSh 2015.

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  • The multitalented British artist Lucy McCormick makes nightclub installations, cabaret interventions and theatre shows all with a strong feminist slant and an emphasis on the absurd.

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  • A trained photographer, a BodyWeather practitioner and a proud Māori, Victoria Hunt works in the realms of dance, cinema, photography, choreography, performance art and education. Their work, both collaborative and solo, has garnered them commissions and acclaim at the international level.

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  • Vancouver-based Company 605 is dedicated to forging new ground in dance. Fusing contemporary and urban approaches to the art form, the group stresses collaboration; rigorous physicality; and, above all, the exploration of movement and ideas in balance. They have toured over 30 cities across Canada and made waves in Europe, Central America, Australia, and the US.

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  • The much-lauded choreographers Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek hail from Australia, but their innovative work has toured the world. Compatriots Dancenorth Australia have performed in over 35 venues, in and out of Australia. Since 2010, Senyawa has released 12 recordings, and they have moved audiences from Asia to Europe.

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  • Joelysa Pankanea first gained recognition with her score for the critically acclaimed Vancouver production Crime and Punishment, presented by PuSh in 2004. Her work as a composer, musical director, sound director and percussionist has taken her into the worlds of theatre, film, and animation, where she has garnered multiple awards and nominations.

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  • Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa has presented solo exhibitions at New Museum, New York; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; DAAD Galerie, Berlin; and Gasworks, London. He holds a BFA from Vancouver’s Emily Carr University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Berlin and Guatemala City.

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  • Resourceful and ceaselessly inventive, Japanese artist Tetsuya Umeda has for years been creating installations and performances by repurposing objects and deploying them to highly eccentric ends. Often operating outside of the gallery environment, he has collaborated with artists in various mediums, including music and theatre.

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    • Ringo (January 18, 2019)
  • A supremely gifted comedian, performance artist and choreographer, Adrienne Truscott has made a splash in Edinburgh, Dublin and all across the USA, where Asking For It is included in some college curricula. She has also guest-taught at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College and other institutions.

  • In 1997, Kazuo Imai founded Marginal Consort with the late Yasushi Ozawa and current members Tomonao Koshikawa, Kei Shii and Masami Tada in their native Japan. All former students of experimental musician Takehisa Kosugi, these players have assimilated many influences and disciplines into their practice, including performance art, science and photography.

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  • Why Not Theatre is a Toronto-based company with an ethic of inclusion, a strong sense of community and a mandate to challenge the status quo. Exploring difference, promoting diversity and reimagining performance for a wider community, the group stands strong in the Canadian theatre scene.

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  • Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are the creators of EUROHOUSE (2016), PALMYRA (2017) and ONE (2019), a trilogy of work on contemporary political issues. The two have been working together since 2015; they are also Associate Artists of MAYK (Bristol) and International Associates of Farnham Maltings.

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  • Rendering the abstract in physical terms, The Biting School creates works of major visceral power. Its members are brothers Arash and Aryo Khakpour, and their work emerges from collaboration with friends and colleagues. The company has staged its work across the Lower Mainland and made waves in the national arts scene; Vancouver audiences can expect more wild invention from them in the near future.

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  • Amsterdam-based, American-Dutch violinist Monica Germino is on the cutting edge of new music. She co-founded the international ensemble ELECTRA and now serves as its artistic advisor, and she has collaborated with such composers as John Cage, Heiner Goebbels and György Ligeti. Germino plays as assortment of violins, including a Joannes Baptista Ceruti and a custom-made Violectra.

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    • Muted (January 28–30, 2019)
  • Award-winning writer, performer, director and songwriter Evalyn Perry is the Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, the world’s longest-running and largest queer theatre company. Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, the first Artistic Director of Inuit Theatre at Qaggiavuut, is an artist and performer of uaajeerneq—Greenlandic mask dancing—as well as a musician, drum-dancer, storyteller, and actor.

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  • Ahuri Theatre creates live performances that place cultures, languages and ideas in a space where they can be celebrated, challenged and transformed. They redefine their creative methods to include everyone in the room regardless of language, culture or ability. The collective is led by Haruna Kondo in Japan and Dan Watson in Canada.

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  • PuSh alumni BERLIN has been going strong since 2003, when it was founded by Bart Baele, Yves Degryse and Caroline Rochlitz. Using documentary and interdisciplinary work methods, BERLIN engages different media for each project. ZVIZDAL is the latest work in a series called “Holocene (the geological era),” which focuses on specific locations.

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  • Camille Boitel is an acrobat, dancer, actor and musician. A street performer at the age of 12, he also received training at the prestigious Académie Fratellini; he is determined to leave his imprint on circus art. L’Homme de Hus marks Boitel’s return to PuSh, following the presentation of L’Immédiat in 2016.

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  • Composer, bandleader and improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs and records music for film, theatre, dance, rock clubs and concert halls. Mexico City-based artist collective Lagartijas Tiradas Al Sol work with the aim of erasing borders. Director Shawn Sides is a founder and a co-producing Artistic Director of Rude Mechs theatre group in Austin, Texas.

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  • The daughter of Anita Stewart—a pioneer of dub poetry—D’BI is a playwright-performer, director and scholar. She has toured the globe numerous times a performance artist and has been awarded numerous honours, including the YMCA Women of Distinction Award. An arts educator and the author of seven books, she is a true leader is many fields.

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  • Based in Vancouver and known primarily as an emcee, Kimmortal has brought her creative stylings to SXSW and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, among other places, and opened for artists such as Shad and Saul Williams. Immigrant Lessons, an art-dance-fashion collective made up of seven dancers and directed by Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi, combine their original work to advocate for marginalized communities—always working with a For Us, By Us ethic.

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  • He began as a prodigy musician in the late 90s, and ASUNA has since gone on to become a major force in the world of experimental electronic music. From albums to installations to site-specific works, his prolific output is changing the face of his genre, both in Japan and in the global community.

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  • A powerful new presence in British culture, artist, writer and performer Selina Thompson has roused audiences around the world with her creations. Intimate, political and often participatory, her works seek to generate emotion, contemplation and conversation in equal measure.

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  • Descended from a blind fortune teller, a jazz musician, a photographer and—clearly—one wonderful mother, among other folk, Liu Kuan-Hsiang has taken his inherited blessings and applied them to the utmost. This native Taiwanese artist has created and performed autobiographical, radically innovative dance works in Beijing, Singapore and Denmark, as well as his home country.

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    • Kids (January 24–26, 2019)
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